Manchester United star Anthony Martial recalled by France boss Didier Deschamps after impressive form
- World champions France play Holland and Uruguay during this month’s fixtures
- Anthony Martial has been named in the France squad for those matches
- The in-form Manchester United man has scored five goals in his last six games
Anthony Martial has been recalled to the France squad following his return to form with Manchester United.
The 22-year-old was named in Didier Deschamps’ squad to face Holland and Uruguay in the forthcoming internationals this month.
A return to the international fold is another step towards what had seemed an unlikely turnaround for the striker following a summer fall-out with Jose Mourinho.
Anthony Martial’s brilliant form for Manchester United has earned him a France recall
Martial’s last appearance for France came in March during a friendly win against Russia
FRANCE SQUAD FOR THIS MONTH’S GAMES
Goalkeepers: Areola, Lloris, Mandanda
Defenders: Digne, Kimpembe, Mendy, Pavard, Rami, Sakho, Sidibe, Varane
Midfielders: Kante, Matuidi, Ndombele, Nzonzi, Pogba
Forwards: Dembele, Fekir, Giroud, Griezmann, Martial, Mbappe, Thauvin
Martial is now expected to agree a new five-year contract at Old Trafford after a run of starts and an upturn in form that has seen him score five goals in six games.
His future had seemed away from the club after he left United’s summer tour in USA abruptly to fly back to Paris for the birth of his son Swan.
It came as Mourinho challenged the Frenchman to stake a claim for his favoured central striking role as Marcus Rashford and Romelu Lukaku recovered from the World Cup.
Martial’s camp refused to agree a new contract and Juventus, AC Milan, Tottenham and Chelsea showed interest in prising him away.
However, United have persevered and contract talks have taken a promising turn to coincide with his performances on the pitch.
His relationship with Mourinho has also shown signs of improvement with the United taskmaster notably praising him from the touchline for his workrate in the 2-2 draw at Chelsea, when Martial scored twice.
The 22-year-old has scored five times in his last six games for United during a brilliant spell
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