United's Martial earns recall to France squad


France's players are due back in the country ahead of the Nations League clash with Netherlands on November 16 and friendly with Uruguay four days later.

"I never gave up my feelings that this was the right way for him, even if he had to go through hard moments".

Martial won the last of his 18 caps in a friendly against Russian Federation, while missing the successful World Cup campaign in Russian Federation this summer, Xinhua reported on Thursday. He knows it and I've told him. It is up to his talent, because he has phenomenal talent.

"It's been a while since he's been in the French team, with good periods and more hard periods", said coach Didier Deschamps of Martial's return to the global fold.

The France global scored 17 times in his debut campaign in the Premier League after Martial netted on his debut in Manchester United's 3-1 win over bitter rivals Liverpool FC in September 2015.

Deschamps said in a press conference: "Anthony has played for a while in the France team and has also experienced some hard times". He's experienced both good and bad times, which is also the case for his club.

"Anthony is a young player who is in the process of acquiring, I hope, a certain level of maturity - his potential is incredible". He has proved that on the pitch by how important he's been for Manchester United for a few weeks already.

"Obviously I would like him to stay", United manager Jose Mourinho said on Friday.

Manchester United visit Premier League Champions at the Etihad Stadium in a derby clash and ex-England midfielder has heap praise on Martial by insisting that claiming that former Monaco man could overtake Chelsea and Belgium skipper Hazard in world football rating.

His recent match-winning displays have seen French national team boss Didier Deschamps recall him for their upcoming games against the Netherlands (November 16) and Uruguay (November 20).