Jose Mourinho hails impact of three Manchester United stars on Anthony Martial

Eden Hazard was back in Chelsea training for the first time since fracturing his ankle in June

Manchester United continued their good start in the English Premier League (EPL) football season as they thrashed hosts Swansea City 4-0 on Saturday.

Pogba then got his name on the score-sheet two minutes later as he latched onto a ball from Mkhitaryan before firing home with a fine finish at the near post.

Not for the first time, Jose Mourinho appeared to have passed a clinical judgement on a youngster whose brash confidence and sublime talent did not appear to be enough to earn him the trust of a manager who has always demanded so much more from the players granted entry to his inner circle.

Strong and efficient at the back, United shut down opponents woefully short of attacking prowess following the club-record sale of Gylfi Sigurdsson to Everton. Do I think he can play successfully for me?

"36 more games like this please", United midfielder Juan Mata tweeted.

Hazard, Charley Musonda and Michy Batshuayi were in action during the session
Hazard, Charley Musonda and Michy Batshuayi were in action during the session

'The season is long, we have a great squad and good communication.

However, the Frenchman has hit the ground running this season with two goals off the bench in the Red Devils' opening league clashes against West Ham and Swansea. Martial started 18 games in the league, six of which came after Zlatan Ibrahimovic's injury made it more a necessity than a choice. The thing that I want to see - but I don't want to see - is the team losing and see the way we emotionally react to it because it's another change, losing and trying to change the result, because in this moment everything is going in our favour. For me it's simple: I can't play in the Champions League, Premier League and cups with eleven players.

"Of course, he wants to play, of course he wants to start, of course he wants to be selected for the national team, of course he wants to go to the World Cup", Mourinho added. We saw the Portuguese use a 4-3-3 set-up primarily, whilst also seeing how his side fared with three at the back and in a 4-2-3-1 set-up. "We are happy - we have lots of hopes for him, and he has to be happy now and improve".

They are positive sentiments the United boss would not have muttered in Martial's direction last season and now this 21-year-old can dare to believe he is about to be given his first real chance to shine in Mourinho's plans.

"You can always find hard journeys and road blocks and we have to be ready for that".

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