The French striker spent last season on the fringes on Mourinho’s starting eleven, but he has made an impressive start to the new season. Martial scored in his third consecutive game as he converted a penalty in the 4-1 Champions League win over CSKA Moscow.

Following the game, Mourinho said: “Yes, he is understanding and appreciating what I want.

“I think the game also adapted to his qualities, the way we played adapted to his qualities too. He had lots of freedom and lots of support, lots of quality around him too and I’m happy.”