Martial, who was crowned the fans’ Player of the Month for October, has been forced to play second fiddle to Romelu Lukaku.
On Sunday he came on as a second-half substitute in the 1-0 defeat away to Chelsea, with Jose Mourinho preferring to partner Lukaku and Marcus Rashford up front from the start.
Despite not starting as many as games as he would have hoped for, Martial has still contributed, scoring four Premier League goals.
In fact, he has been limited to just three league starts, coming off the bench a further seven times.
Discussing how he intends to win over Mourinho, Martial told SFR Sport: “It’s easier to start the game.
“When you come off the bench, the other players are warmed up, they’re totally in the game, and you have to get into it straight away.
“I prefer to start the game, I have more time to get myself into the game.
“I have faith in my qualities, and I think the manager has confidence in me, too, so it’s up to me to continue putting in good performances, and if I do that, I think I’ll play a bit more.
“We all prefer to play, even if at United when I come off the bench, I make a difference. I prefer to start games and show what I’m capable of.
“When you score and you’re a forward, you’re happy. It’s going well. Even though I’m a substitute, I play often.
“I’ve played three, two games in the Champions League, I play one game in two.
“It’s going well. I’d like to play more – that’s going to come through my performances.”
United now have two weeks to recover before they take on Newcastle after the international break on Saturday November 18.
Published at Mon, 06 Nov 2017 22:35:01 +0000