Jose Mourinho has doubts over Anthony Martial due to his personal issues [Times]

Mourinho v Martial
Mourinho v Martial

Jose Mourinho v Anthony Martial

The leaks keep coming out of Manchester United.

According to the Times on Wednesday, Jose Mourinho has been worried and concerned about Anthony Martial even before the season began.

Martial got off the mark for Manchester United this season last weekend against Stoke, but the French forward has largely underwhelmed for the Red Devils this term.

The broadsheet believes that Martial’s problems on the pitch have been caused by his off-the-field activities.

Martial’s alleged affair

It’s been well documented that Martial has split from the mother of his daughter, Samantha Helena.

Also see: Samantha Helena blames Man United for ruining relationship with Anthony Martial [Sun]

The paper informs their readers:

The Times has learnt that Mourinho and his coaching staff aired concerns about Martial’s focus and determination shortly after the Frenchman returned to pre-season training at the end of July.

It is understood that the coaches informed the manager that they felt Martial was unable to concentrate in training because of issues that had dogged his private life over the summer.

The split is thought to have affected Martial and there were concerns at United’s Carrington training ground that he was not able to focus.

Man United take on Liverpool in their next match when the season restarts after the international break.