Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has told forward Anthony Martial he needs to be more consistent.
Martial has been linked with a move to Inter Milan as part of a deal that would see Ivan Perisic leave the Italian club.
The 21-year-old created Jesse Lingard’s first-half opener in the 1-1 friendly draw with Real Madrid in Santa Clara.
“He is a young player. He still has time to learn, to improve and develop,” said Mourinho.
“We want more consistency in his talent.”
United have not managed to get the best out of 21-year-old Martial since his £36m move from Monaco in 2015.
He set up Lingard’s goal in California on Sunday with a fabulous piece of skill that took him past Luka Modric and Daniel Carvajal.
United won the game 2-1 on penalties.
“I can say he is training better than before and is working harder than before,” added Mourinho.