Anthony Martial issues statement after leaving Manchester United's pre-season tour prematurely

01 August, 2018, 23:46 | Author: Virgil Todd
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After their tie against Mourinho's former employers, United travel back home and take on Bayern Munich in the final pre-season fixture on the weekend.

"From his sullen demeanour at media conferences during Manchester United's pre-season U.S. tour, it's obvious he is unhappy the club has not yet delivered the players he feels he needs to challenge neighbours Manchester City for the title", Fowler wrote in the Mirror.

Mourinho freely admitted he wants another two new signings in a bid to launch an improved Premier League title challenge by the 9 August deadline, but attempted to downplay the frustrations of only getting one.

Manager Mourinho has publicly called out a few players, including Antonio Valencia and Anthony Martial, while taking aim at the club management for failing to sign the players he wanted.

Mourinho paid tribute to his first United signing for putting the club first, saying that Bailly is the ideal team player.

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'We have a fantastic spirit in the majority of the players, I repeat, in the majority of the players.

It is claimed that Martial will be fined two weeks wages - roughly £180k - for his decision this summer, something which has also tested Manchester United fans' patience, especially while the transfer window is still open.

He has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford and it is understood manager Jose Mourinho is willing to sell the France forward. "More or less, I know".

He also recently had a rant about the quality of some of United's youth players who were part of the club's pre-season tour of the U.S. while a few of the club's first team stars are still on holiday.

But Mourinho, who has bemoaned the lack of established players he has on United's USA tour, says that is too soon after the World Cup and the start should be a week later.

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