Published: Fri, July 27, 2018
Sport | By Wendy Sparks

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Jose Mourinho has responded to the news that Anthony Martial has left Manchester United's pre-season tour of the USA.

Martial is ready to quit United after his agent revealed last month that the 22-year-old wanted to leave in search of regular football. The manager has been deeply unhappy at the number of first-team players he has been without in the USA, not to mention the slow progress in bringing new signings to Old Trafford ahead of the new Premier League season.

His representative, Philippe Lamboley, told RMC Sport in June: "After considering all possibilities and options, Anthony wants to leave Manchester United". 'I will probably go to Italy. But we will see what happens because we don't know.

Jose Mourinho has an interesting perspective on Paul Pogba's form at the just-concluded World Cup. Getty Images
Jose Mourinho has an interesting perspective on Paul Pogba's form at the just-concluded World Cup. Getty Images

Martial's reason for potentially departing Old Trafford largely lies with one person: Jose Mourinho.

"I think I've been unlucky because I've had a few ups and downs with different managers and sometimes people don't think I'm as fit as I am".

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"I think the World Cup is the flawless habitat for a player like him to give [their] best. Why?"

There has also been the board's struggles in attempting to bring in players to fill the two holes Mourinho has cited as being of most concern going into the new campaign.

"I think you have to be fair and now you have to demand (they win the league)", Mourinho added.

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