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 By Mark Rodden

Jose Mourinho to Man United links no distraction for Anthony Martial

Anthony Martial is not paying any heed to rumours that Jose Mourinho could replace Louis Van Gaal as Manchester United manager next season.

Former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss Mourinho, continues to be linked with the top job at Old Trafford, while Van Gaal, tries to ensure that the club qualifies for next season's Champions League.

Sources have told ESPN FC that Mourinho, 53, is already planning his key transfer targets in anticipation of taking over this summer.

Martial, 20, has scored 13 goals in 40 games in all competitions since making a £36 million move from Monaco to Manchester last September.

His winner in the 1-0 success against Everton last weekend boosted United's hopes of sealing a top-four finish, which would be enough for them to return to the Champions League.

But the France international is not wasting any time wondering if Van Gaal will still be in charge should they get there.

Anthony Martial scored the winning goal against Everton last weekend.

"As long as the current coach is there, I don't think about it," Martial told France Football when asked about the persistent rumours relating to Mourinho.

"If Mourinho must arrive, he will arrive... for the moment the coach is still there.

"Every coach has their good and bad sides. Van Gaal has given me a lot of confidence and I try hard to pay it back to him every day."

Martial said Van Gaal has been tough on him and given plenty of advice, which has ultimately allowed him to become a better a player.

He is delighted to be playing in the Premier League, citing his debut goal in a 3-1 win over Liverpool last September as "probably the most important moment" of his career.

Last month's 1-0 victory at Manchester City was another experience that made Martial appreciate his position.

"I'm having a blast," he said. "I love this league -- it's the one I always wanted.

"Take for example the Manchester derby. Every footballer dreams of playing in this type of match.

"There were nothing but good players on the pitch.

"Everyone gave their all.

"In addition, there was a victory at the end."

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