Wednesday, 19 December, 2018

Is Zidane Really Going To Replace Mourinho At Old Trafford?

Sanchez seems ready to shoulder the early-season expectation at Manchester United Sanchez seems ready to shoulder the early-season expectation at Manchester United
Isaac Mcdaniel | 04 August, 2018, 11:18

Manchester United are ready to punish Anthony Martial for failing to return to the United States for the final week of their five-match tour after he went home to France for the birth of his second child.

The Frenchman was supposed to arrive earlier and rejoin the Premier League outfit for their pre-season tour but did not do so, much to the frustration of his manager.

That is likely to signal the end of his Old Trafford career, with the report claiming that Mourinho has decided Martial is "not mentally strong enough" to play for his team.

"He had the baby, and after the baby, handsome baby full of health, thank god", he said in a press conference on the club's USA tour.

He said on social media his daughter was fine and "for the mom, it was harder but thanks to God she's better now".

However, the newspaper says United may be reluctant to meet his £50m asking price given the player is approaching 30 and Bayern have rejected the idea of taking Anthony Martial as part-exchange.

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"You ask me about players I would like to buy, to add to the squad", he said.

Earlier this week, Jose Mourinho became favourite to be the first Premier League manager to be sacked at 5/1, with Sky Bet placing the likes of Leicester City manager Claude Puel and Cardiff City boss Neil Warnock below the 55-year-old. Mourinho is a players' man, but not everyone wants to play for him and his United side can hardly be called thrilling.

A number of potential swap deals between Manchester United and Bayern Munich are being reported today by the football press. Back tomorrow in Manchester.

Paul Pogba's relatively uninspiring two years at Manchester United, after a then-world record move, have seen fingers of blame chiefly pointed towards Mourinho.

Brown continued: "This season, especially after the World Cup that he's had, he's going to start expressing himself a lot more".

McGarry continued: "He has been throughout his career a manager who has used in title-winning season a maximum of 19 players over the majority of the season".

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