Published: Mon, May 14, 2018
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Mourinho Reveals The Reason Behind Anthony Martial Absence

Mourinho Reveals The Reason Behind Anthony Martial Absence

Carrick is the last player at United who was at the club when they won the Uefa Champions League a decade ago, but he is staying to help out as a coach and, given that Mourinho's assistant Rui Faria is leaving after 17 years by his side, Carrick is likely to play an increasing role.

It is said that the Old Lady value Sandro higher than the £50m paid by Manchester City for Kyle Walker from Tottenham Hotspur nearly 12 months ago and will demand in excess of £55m, although United are keen to keep it at £50m.

Mourinho's comments came after Martial had been spotted being driven away from Old Trafford hours before the win over Watford. On his 464th appearance for United, Carrick played a delightful ball over the top to find Mata, who unselfishly squared the ball to Rashford for a simple tap-in to make it 1-0 to the hosts.

The Frenchman was expected to be in the matchday squad for the final Premier League game of the season with Mourinho rotating in preparation for next Saturday's FA Cup final. I think the Liverpool game, because of the history and the tradition and everything that goes behind it, it run deeps doesn't it? "Injured Friday in a training session, yesterday couldn't train. I've made lots of changes in the team not because of that", Mourinho had explained prior to kick-off.

"I'm looking to create more memories on the other side of the fence with Jose and his staff and bring success back to this club".

"Sergio Romero is another one; he's still trying to get a position in the World Cup so it's for them, it's for Michael [Carrick]".

Meanwhile, Mourinho had a positive update on Romelu Lukaku, as he added, "I'm waiting for the doctor but when it's impossible to play today, I have my doubts (for the cup final)".

The club's greatest ever manager continues to receive hospital treatment following a brain haemorrhage last weekend but is out of intensive care after responding well to surgery. "I know he's going to do a good job for his team".

"17 Leiria, Porto, London, Milan, Madrid, London again and Manchester", said Mourinho.

"I will have Herrera or Pogba to replace him and he can leave the pitch on his own". Part of this family is Sir Alex and he's had a tough week this week, I would just like to say I'm sure he appreciates all the support you have given him.

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