Anthony Martial insists he does get angry despite his netrual expression

The Frenchman enjoyed a blistering start for United when he first arrived from Monaco last summer

Anthony Martial insists he does get angry despite his netrual expression

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Since his £36m move from Monaco, Anthony Martial has netted six Premier League goals for his new club Manchester United but his body language has caused some confusion among onlookers.

The Frenchman scored four goals in his first four competitive games for the Red Devils, the dream start according to Martial. But a lack of anger on his face has prompted many to make incorrect assumptions about him.

Speaking to Sky Sports, the 20-year-old dispelled those notions with ease.

''I have always been that way, and people's opinions will not change it, but one must know that when I fail to score a goal I do get angry with myself.''

"I have always been like that and I have been told that quite a lot. It's true that everything just went very quick [when he signed for United], but I kept a cool head and focused on playing football. I have worked hard for it and today I am reaping the reward.''

Manchester United have endured a significant decline in performance output in recent years. An absence of leadership in the side coupled with the loss of seemingly irreplacable figures have consigned them to a current state of mediocrity. And with only cup left to play for, that trend does not look to be ending soon.

Anthony Martial has scored twice this month and his profile boasts a rapid rise through the domestic leagues, jumping from Ligue 1 to the Premier League between the ages of 17 and 20. And he says that the change has not fazed him.

''The Premier League is more physically demanding than Ligue 1. I love English football, it's the best in the world in my opinion, and I hope to stay here for many years to come.''

"It's true that the atmosphere here is quite different from the one in France, people live and breathe football here, and that's what I like, every footballer wants to play in the Premier League. In France it's easy to know which team is going to win the game, where as in England anywhere you play, you know it's going to be difficult.''

''I think it made me realise how physically strong I am, I wasn't aware of it while playing for Monaco, as I wasn't playing consistently. I think the manager believes in me and I make sure I look after myself as well as my diet in order to be fit for games.''