Anthony Martial back in France's national team squad | AP sports

Anthony Martial: Man Utd forward recalled by France

Anthony Martial: Man Utd forward recalled by France

Martial has completed an unlikely U-turn at Manchester United this season, winning the club's October Player of the Month award despite his agent suggesting he had no future at Old Trafford over the summer.

France's players are due back in the country ahead of the Nations League clash with Netherlands on November 16 and friendly with Uruguay four days later.

He was also named in Didier Deschamps' latest France squad this week having missed out on selection for the World Cup, Les Bleus triumphing without him at Russian Federation 2018.

"I never gave up my feelings that this was the right way for him, even if he had to go through hard moments".

Deschamp while announcing his squad admitted that Martial has risen to become the great player he expects him to be and he is getting more mature on the pitch.

After threatening to leave Manchester United in the summer, the Frenchman seems to have convinced Jose Mourinho about his quality and has been the in-form attacker over the last few weeks.

And speaking on Martial's U-turn at the club, Mourinho has revealed he set a hard path for his player in order for him to realise his "phenomenal talent".

Deschamps acknowledged Martial's struggles to maintain his best form in the past have held him back at times.

Martial, 22, has found form for United, scoring five goals in his past six games to earn a recall to the France squad. "If he is there, it's also because some players are injured".

"Obviously I would like him to stay", United manager Jose Mourinho said on Friday.

Manchester United and Manchester City's French players are set to party in Paris on Sunday night, irrespective of the result of the Manchester derby, sources have told ESPN FC.

He will be hoping to add to his 18 global caps in Rotterdam next Friday and against Uruguay at the Stade de France on November 20.