Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
Sport | By Wendy Sparks

Jose Mourinho suggests his hands are tied with Martial and Rashford

Jose Mourinho suggests his hands are tied with Martial and Rashford

The boss gave his thoughts on the visiting side who are now rooted to the bottom of the Premier League table in his press conference at the Aon Training Complex.

While both have seen minutes off the bench, Anthony Martial is reportedly unhappy at the club with rumours that the 22-year-old may seek pastures new come the end of the season.

"You always go to the one, the answer is if you want what..."

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho sent a strong message to Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial concerning their roles at the club ahead of Sunday's clash with West Brom. Only 11 can start.

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Mourinho revealed that he has no concerns over his players becoming complacent after their superb 3-2 victory over local rivals Man City last weekend, and stated that he has been happy with his squads application in training this week.

'It's just football, we can not have 11 players, it would be wonderful economically for the football clubs to have only 11 and play with the same 11, no injuries, suspension, fatigue, it would be better for everyone to have only 11 but is not impossible, ' said Mourinho.

"It's just football, we can not have 11 players, it would be wonderful economically for the football clubs to have only 11 and play with the same 11, no injuries, suspension, fatigue, it would be better for everyone to have only 11 but is not impossible", said Mourinho.

"I think it's a risky week for us because we come from a very good result and also I think a few consecutive victories in the Premier League".

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"You always go to the one, the answer is if you want what I call dry answers". But if that stays the same for the remainder of 2017/18, it will be the second consecutive campaign in which he has been Mourinho's most used player after making 53 total appearances in 2016/17.

However, Mourinho insists he will not bring in any competition for the Belgian striker.

However, the Turin side would most likely have to sell a player in order to sign the French winger.

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