Anthony Martial has grown this term under Jose Mourinho
That is according to United’s former assistant manager Rene Meulensteen.
United travel to face Liverpool tomorrow (12.30pm) for their biggest Premier League game of the season to date.
Jose Mourinho’s men have started the season in flying fashion, dropping just two points in seven games – a draw against Stoke at the bet365 Stadium.
Martial has been transformed this term and he has contributed three Premier League goals despite not nailing a place in the starting XI.
And Meulensteen thinks United can pose serious problems for Liverpool if Martial gets them on the counter.
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It's a tight pitch, but if Jose plays with [Romelu] Lukaku, [Marcus] Rashford and [Anthony] Martial then you can counter them
"Jose [Mourinho] will have seen the condition of his internationals after they've returned and he won't have had too much time to work with them,” Meulensteen told ESPN.
“He won't like that because he likes every detail sorted.
“I suspect he'll have a pragmatic approach, with enough numbers behind the ball.
Rene Meulensteen thinks Anthony Martial will be key to United's chances of beating Liverpool
“He knows that Liverpool will fly out of the blocks.
“It's a tight pitch, but if Jose plays with [Romelu] Lukaku, [Marcus] Rashford and [Anthony] Martial then you can counter them.
“You can hit Liverpool instantly and be dangerous on the counter every time.”