Mourinho Only Has 'Dry Answers' For Benched Rashford & Martial

Chris Smalling

Anthony Martial wants assurances from Jose Mourinho about his long-term future at Manchester United, according to reports in the British media.

The Times has reported that the Red Devils have put a five-year deal on the table for the France worldwide to sign amid rumours that Martial is unwilling to commit his future to the Premier League heavyweights.

The 22-year-old France worldwide forward, who cost the Red Devils an initial transfer fee of £36 million when they signed him from AS Monaco in the summer of 2015 according to BBC Sport, is one of the best young players in Europe, and there is no doubt over his quality.

However, Mourinho says the pair are part of a squad rotation system at the Theatre of Dreams and say he can't guarantee playing time to either player.

If I was you I would go ask why Lukaku plays every match, why Matic plays every match.

Asked if that standing at one of world football's biggest clubs gives him added satisfaction, the academy graduate said: "I think it does".

Rashford was also reported to be seeking a move away from the club if Mourinho will be the manager next season. You can not have just 11 players. We have played well against the top teams.

'It would be better for everyone to have only 11 but is not impossible. "The same questions you are doing to me, you should do the same questions to every other manager because everyone has players in the same situation". If you want what I call dry answers, I have dry answers. "They know that. Everybody knows, they know and they still smell a chance, but every match that is played, if they don't get points, then they are closer to relegation, but I think they still believe that mathematically it's possible".

The Red Devils are set to host bottom side West Brom at Old Trafford on Sunday before travelling to Bournemouth. During the week I was trying to fight that result by working well and hard, trying to make the players understand that it is not enough to deserve to finish second. "Obviously, to finish fourth, we need four or five points, but to finish second we need much more than that".



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