Juventus given hope as Mourinho comments on Martial's playing time

  • Juventus given hope as Mourinho comments on Martial's playing time

Juventus given hope as Mourinho comments on Martial's playing time

But the Manchester United boss was blunt in his answers on Rashford and Martial.

It broke in France yesterday that Martial had turned down United's latest contract proposal, with no plans to renew negotiations.

Rashford is reportedly becoming increasingly disillusioned by his lack of starts at United, while there has been similar speculation about Martial amid suggestions of an Old Trafford exit.

Mourinho also dismissed the idea that he will sign another striker this summer as competition for Romelu Lukaku.

"The quality, the experience of numerous players, the squad and the stability of the past years, it is a surprise for me that they find themselves in this position".

Rashford has featured in 97 of Mourinho's 112 games since joining the club but he is concerned about his spot in England's World Cup squad.

"You always go to the one [who isn't playing]", Mourinho said.

"If I have more competition for him I have more competition for the other ones you are saying are not happy because they are not playing", he said.

"The answer is, if you want, what I call a dry answer".

'It's just football, we can not have 11 players, it would be fantastic 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.

"That is just football".

"No, no, it's just football", Mourinho said. Only 11 can start. "It would be better for everyone to have only 11 players but it is not possible".

United face West Brom on Sunday before travelling to Bournemouth and it could be good opportunity for Mourinho to hand some fringe players game time.

City are 13 points clear at the top of the table, however, and will surely seal the title sooner rather than later.

When asked about West Brom's position, Mourinho admitted: "I am surprised".

Manchester United's players obtained their very personal once more on their Metropolis rivals by blasting out the dressing room music at prime amount following Saturday's attractive comeback on the Etihad Stadium.

True, Rashford will not be guaranteed a place in the Tottenham starting lineup rightaway, but he should know that Pochettino improves young players and gives them chances.

"In our case, we come from a big result".

"We need the points to finish second".

"We need the points and obviously to finish fourth we need four or five points, but to finish second we need much more than that".