Erik ten Hag reveals Anthony Martial ‘begged’ to start Manchester derby

Erik ten Hag has revealed that forward Anthony Martial ‘begged’ to start the Manchester derby on Saturday.

Anthony Martial has become Manchester United’s first choice striker since the summer arrival of Ten Hag and subsequent mutual termination of Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract, impressing as the Red Devils have rocketed up the Premier League table.

The forward played the first 45 minutes in United’s impressive 2-1 win over archrivals Manchester City at the weekend – a win that saw Ten Hag’s side go to within one point of City in the table – but was forced off at half-time with a rumoured…


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