Anthony Martial did not go to last year’s World Cup because according to reports, France coach Didier Deschamps had deemed his involvement with Manchester United that season insufficient.
He didn’t feature enough and predictably Jose Mourinho go dragged into it for not once again, giving youth “a chance”.
With the World Cup 2022 around the corner plus the Euro 2020, Martial’s performance so far this season has made him and many comfortable that never again will he miss a top tournament.
Having seen Gareth Southgate guide a young English side to the World Cup semi final recently, the Football Association is convinced that he is a long term managerial prospect and is looking to have him recruited not only for the Euro 2020, but beyond that as well, but with Southgate’s reputation having got enhanced massively of late and with the possibility of some of the Premier League sides trying to lure the English manager, FA might struggle to keep the hold of Southgate for that long a duration.
In comparison to what some of the managers are getting in the Premier League, Southgate is getting nothing from FA and FA knows that as well. The basic salary and the bonuses together mount Southgate’s England wages up to two and a half million pounds which is only about one-sixth of the wages that Jose Mourinho, the Manchester United boss, is receiving at old Trafford.