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Published: 14:22 | 28/3/16

Martial: I laugh at Louis Van Gaal

Youngster has learned to cope with boss' anger

Anthony Martial has admitted that he has learned to laugh at Louis Van Gaal when he feels his wrath in training.

The 20-year-old has had an impressive first campaign at Old Trafford but still attracts the ire of the Dutchman during training sessions.

However, the France international deals with this in his own way and also stressed that he is happy to play out wide to accommodate Marcus Rashford in a more central role.

"If I misplace a pass or I take a poor touch, he [Van Gaal] is the first I hear who is screaming at me," Martial told French outlet RTL.

"It makes me laugh because I know it is for my own good. He wants me to be a perfectionist and I think it is like that that I will progress.

"He has allowed me to progress enormously, he has also given me an enormous amount of confidence and I think it is thanks to this that I have succeeded with my start at Manchester United.

"He is a very good coach. In his nature he seems cold on the exterior but he is a very good coach. He is nice - when we win, he is happy.

"I am very happy for him [Rashford]," he continued. "He is scoring goals and that is the most important thing.

"I prefer to play up front, but if the coach puts me on the wing then that means it is better for the team and for me that is the most important thing.

"I am working very hard every day in training [to become a better finisher] and it is true that sometimes when I play as the number nine, I have not scored but it is like that.

"With time, I will progress even more and I will be more mature to score even more goals."

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