Mourinho’s pre-season outburst sees Valencia and Martial singled out

first_imgIn June, the player’s agent, Philippe Lamboley was quoted as saying: “After thinking about all the possibilities, Anthony wants to leave Manchester United.“When Manchester United, which is the most powerful club in the world, does not find an agreement in eight months of negotiations, it is that it does not really want to make it (Martial) an important player.“It is a well-considered decision. He is under contract, United will have the last word and we will respect the decision of the club, it will go to the end of its commitment.“We do not have the same vision on Anthony’s future. Without the unconditional support of the fans, Anthony would have already asked to leave United.”Mourinho also hasn’t been too impressed with his captain, Antonio Valencia, who has flown back to England with a calf injury. “Valencia came from holiday, I think too much holiday for him, his condition was not good when he was back, [he got the] injury, and also had to go back,” he said. Fellow right-back Diogo Dalot won’t be ready to play until September, which leaves wantaway Matteo Darmian as the only recognised player in that position. Already fuming at the loss of Nemanja Matic to injury, an angry Jose Mourinho has hit out at Anthony Martial for his absence from the Manchester United squad.On Wednesday, Martial was given permission to fly home to be with his partner for their birth of their child, but has so far not returned to what has been an underwhelming pre-season tour of America.“Anthony Martial, he had the baby and after the baby was born, a beautiful baby, full of health, thank God, he should be here but he is not here,” Mourinho said.“So we have Alexis [Sanchez] and [Juan] Mata to play every minute I have in every match. And now we have Real Madrid and after that Bayern Munich, and that’s our start.”The manager is having to make do without a host of first team players, who have been given extended breaks following their World Cup efforts and without them, the club have been forced to use a mix of first team, reserves and youth team players. United beat AC Milan on penalties in America earlier this week Matic, a favourite of Mourinho’s, has also been ruled out after having surgery on an abdominal injury, the manager explained. “He will be out for the start of the season. I don’t know how long he will be out for.“He came from the World Cup with an injury and the time he had to rest was not enough to resolve the problem. He went to Philadelphia to see a top world specialist in these kind of injuries and he didn’t leave the clinic. He immediately had surgery [in order] not to lose more time.” Martial left Man United’s pre-season tour early 3center_img Mourinho says his side could be in trouble 3 3 Ahead of the Real game, United have drawn with Club America and San Jose Earthquakes, beaten Milan on penalties and lost to Liverpool.Martial has one year left on his contract and has been linked with moves to Tottenham and Chelsea in England, while Bayern Munich are said to be another option.last_img read more

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