Anthony Martial does not understand how good he is, says Nemanja Matic

Posted October 30, 2018

A former Premier League referee has defended the decision to award a penalty for a challenge on Anthony Martial in the Manchester United v Everton clash.

After Martial had won the penalty after a trip in the box by Idrissa Gueye, Paul Pogba scored from the rebound after Jordan Pickford had saved his initial kick.

The France worldwide has forced his way back into the reckoning under Jose Mourinho, and has scored four goals in his last three Premier League games.

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United returned to winning ways with a 2-1 victory over Everton at Old Trafford with Pogba putting in one of his better displays this season, bagging a goal and an assist.

The Frenchman, whose deal expires next summer, rejected United's latest enticement to commit his future to the club only last week, but is understood to be keen to strike an agreement. Some weeks I think he's brilliant, other weeks I'm not sure he's a Manchester United player.

"Sometimes he is quick, he is good with the ball, he can run". 'I have watched Manchester United's last five games and three of them I have watched from the far side and have had an incredible view of him, ' he told Sky Sports on Monday evening.

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Midway through the first half, Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye's tackle on United forward Anthony Martial in the area was adjudged to have been a foul, despite it appearing that the Senegal global made contract with the ball before touching Martial. "I don't like Mickey Mouses, fragile, afraid to go, saying, 'I don't take penalties.' I like the player that says, 'I want to take it.' Maybe he has to change his approach but I don't want him to change his mental approach".

"When you don't have results it is very hard for players to have that high confidence. So I'm really happy with Anthony".

"We are not as solid as I would like, we are not as rock solid as I would like, we don't have the killer instinct I would like", he added.

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