Anthony Martial hits out at Jose Mourinho over United States tour row

Frustrated Mourinho fumes at Man United's transfer business

Frustrated Mourinho fumes at Man United's transfer business

Anthony Martial has issued a statement after his premature departure from Manchester United's pre-season tour angered manager José Mourinho.

Manager Jose Mourinho questioned on Saturday why Martial had not flown back to the U.S.to rejoin the squad and said after Tuesday's win over Real Madrid that he "didn't know" when the former Monaco man would be back in training.

"Matic arrived from the World Cup, holiday, direct to surgery because something happened in the World Cup", Mourinho revealed. His comments on his youth players have not won over any fans who have been critical of him during pre-season and he seems to be growing unhappier as the weeks roll on.

Mourinho has a history of targeting specific players on occasion and Ivorian central defender Eric Bailly has been in his firing line in the United States.

"So, if I get one player until the end of the market, that's fine".

Martial has been strongly linked with a move away from United after his agent claimed the 22-year-old Frenchman wanted to leave for more opportunities. "More or less, I know".

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Unlike rivals Liverpool and champions Manchester City, two Premier League contenders whose pre-season has included solid preparations and astute transfers, Manchester United watchers see nothing to celebrate as the 55-year-old Portuguese manager prepares for his third term at Old Trafford.

But Mourinho fears he will only be able to bring in one further signing before the transfer window closes until next January.

"My players, wonderful in their effort".

"We go to Munich in a few days and we start the Premier League in nine days".

According to the same story, the Manchester United board believe the root of Mourinho's unhappiness is absence of some key Red Devils players following their participation in the World Cup.

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