Jose Mourinho refuses to give Anthony Martial guarantees of Manchester United future after disappearing from US tour


JOSE MOURINHO has refused to give Anthony Martial any guarantees over his future after going AWOL.

He quit the club’s pre-season tour last week to be in Paris for the birth of his child.

 Jose Mourinho has refused to give any guarantees that Anthony Martial will return to the Manchester United squad

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Jose Mourinho has refused to give any guarantees that Anthony Martial will return to the Manchester United squad
 Anthony Martial played against San Jose Earthquakes before heading home for his child's birth

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Anthony Martial played against San Jose Earthquakes before heading home for his child’s birth

But Mourinho was expecting him to return to the States afterwards and he has not.

When he was asked what the future held for the player Mourinho tried to refer the question to his press office Karen Shotbolt.

He said: “Anthony Martial is better for Karen to answer if she wants to answer.”

Asked later is he would return to the squad he said: “I don’t know.”


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Talking after United beat Real Madrid 2-1 in Miami he did however praise the spirit of the players who have been here.

He also mentioned that Marcus Rashford, Phil Jones and Romelu Lukaku have agreed to return early from holiday although there was no mention of Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard or Maroune Fellaini doing the same after their World Cup exploits.

He said: “My players have been amazing in their effort but we have more effort in front of us.

 Da Cruz, 26, made her name on French TV before meeting Martial

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Da Cruz, 26, made her name on French TV before meeting Martial

“We go to Munich in a few days and we start the Premier League in nine days, these are the players that we have plus Victor Lindelof, that started training two days ago, plus Marcus Rashford, Phil Jones and Romelu Lukaku because they gave to the group and to the team three days of their holiday so they’re coming back three days early to try and be available for the team.

“And with the fantastic spirit we have in the majority of the players, I repeat – in the majority of the players, we have a fantastic spirit, we go with everything we have to the Premier League.”

After three 1-1 draws in 90 minutes and a 4-1 defeat to Liverpool their victory over Real has at least given an otherwise difficult tour a positive end.

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