French star has started the season well with two goals in two dominant wins
ANTHONY MARTIAL celebrated his strike against Swansea City on Saturday with another strike – at Manchester city centre’s All Star Lanes.
The Manchester United star, who has started the season with two goals in two impressive cameo appearances from the bench, took his girlfriend Melanie Da Cruz and a friend to the bowling alley.
The 21-year-old may have started both of United’s 4-0 wins, against West Ham and Swansea, on the bench, but he has shone in limited time.
Martial has played less than 30 minutes of football this season – but already has two goals to show he is back in Jose Mourinho’s good books after a difficult campaign last year.
The forward has scored with two calm, impressive finishes and appears set for a much bigger role than Mourinho granted him last season.
And Martial celebrated his good start to the season on Sunday night with his girlfriend and one of their friends.
Dressed in a light blue tracksuit, the United man was pictured leaving bowling alley All Star Lanes on Sunday evening.
The venue, which also has four locations in London, plays hip hop, serves cocktails and offers a trendy alternative to more traditional bowling alleys.
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Mourinho praised Martial for his good start to the season – revealing that an influx of French-speaking players may be behind his rejuvenated form.
The Portuguese said: “We are using him well and he’s coming with the right attitude and we had conversation about the future he has here.
“I think he has a good connection on the pitch with Paul [Pogba] and Romelu [Lukaku]. It’s coming, it’s growing in confidence. And, of course, two periods of 20 minutes and he scored two goals.
“Maybe that little French language group we have – [Marouane] Fellaini, Paul, Lukaku – is a group he’s very well integrated in now. They bring him up and his professional level is improving and working much, much better.
“We are happy. We have lots of hopes with him and he has to be happy now and can only improve.”
As Martial left with girlfriend Melanie, their friend even offered an X-rated gesture to the photographer.
Martial has been with Melanie just over a year – after LEAVING former wife Samantha, and their young daughter.
Last year, Samantha branded Melanie a “marriage wrecker”.
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