Mourinho Opens Up On United Team, Martial Sale


Jose Mourinho believes that United is not yet a complete team as they prepare for the coming season.

United struggled to a draw against MLS club San Jose Earthquakes in a pre-season game which left Antonio Valencia injured.

The game featured Anthony Martial and Alexis Sanchez as top stars.

The Portuguese manager, however, was not disappointed in the performance of the team which is still without some key players who participated at the World Cup.

He expressed optimism in the team which he says is  just “a group of players from different teams”

“We are not a team. We’re a group of players from different teams,” he told MUTV.

“Some are first team, some Under-23s, some coming from loans and going on loan, some are younger, Under-18s. We don’t have a team to play much better than we did but [it’s] one more training session.”

For Valencia, Mourinho is not assured of the Ecuador international’s fitness

“He’s injured and I think we need to get used to it,” Mourinho added.

“Last season he was already in this type of situation and this season he will probably have more of that.”

On Martial, Mourinho is willing to sell the France international but to a club outside the premier league.

Martial is displeased at United for lack of first team performance, leaving the 22 year-old with thoughts of leaving the club.

Under the Portuguese, Martial has lost the first team position which he enjoyed under Louis Van Gaal, a situation which leaves the Frenchman with the thought of leaving Old Trafford.

The club wants to keep him but if the player insists on leaving, a price tag of £50m will likely be placed on his head.

The 22-year-old cost the club £36m from Monaco, in 2015 and has a year left on his current contract.

United also can trigger a 12-month contract extension which is allowed in the player’s contract.


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Macaulay Maduwuba is the Chief Content at Kanu Sports TV

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