Published: Sun, August 12, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Jose Mourinho: I wanted to bring on Anthony Martial but couldn't

Jose Mourinho: I wanted to bring on Anthony Martial but couldn't

"You have to know one thing: a player that gets chosen and is happy, you always feel more comfortable than when he's not happy".

Though he could technically still leave to other European clubs, it's understood the United hierarchy will not let him go under any conditions.

United Xtra replied: "He said after the game he wants to win the Premier League". That said, I have made a decision to match the scoreline in giving two positives and one negative.

In comments widely regarded as reflecting continuing problems with his relationship with the United boss, he wrote: "I'll always give my best for the fans and my team mates, no matter what's going on".

It's clear to see what kind of impact Mourinho thinks Martial can make, sort of using him as a super-sub rather than an outright starter.

Mourinho told Sky Sports on the tough decisions he faced when making substitutions: "A match where I needed six changes not three".

Leicester will hope to get their first points on the board when they welcome Premier League new-boys Wolves to the King Power Stadium next Saturday.

"It was a good performance from my team with the play and the good moves, with the chances we had to finish in the first half".

Jamie Redknapp has urged Jose Mourinho to rediscover his spark at Manchester United.

We have big and multi-functional coaching staffs, and I think we are more the head coach than the manager. Alexis Sanchez was desperate to take the spot-kick but captain Paul Pogba eventually slotted away in the third minute after the longest run up in history.

"And of course he trained lots of penalties during the World Cup - because it's something that, in a competition like that, every player trains a lot - and he was very confident". Don't get me wrong, Mourinho does love to remind the opposition whenever his side scores, but his celebration following Shaw's goal was something else. If you have round pegs in round holes, and all of them are doing the right job at the same time, then you are going to do well.

"No, I just have to be myself and do what I know, do what I can do and do what I know to do". I am looking forward to seeing how their season progresses from here.

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