Jose discusses playing Martial and Rashford together

Date published: Saturday 23rd September 2017 11:00

Jose Mourinho admits “nobody deserves to be on the bench” as Man Utd fans clamour for Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford to start together.

The young forwards have been in fine form this season, with Rashford netting five goals so far this season and Martial helping himself to four.

Rashford has got the nod to start on the left, with Martial doing his best work off the bench and Mourinho admits the France star is unlucky not to be starting more often following his improvement in form on last season.

“He’s improving a lot,” Mourinho said. “Not just on his will, his desire to do it, but being effective on that. Very good. ”

Martial’s improvements along with the fine form of Romelu Lukaku, Rashford and the like means Mourinho’s faces a challenge shoehorning his attacking talent into the side effectively.

“It’s hard for (Martial) but it’s hard for many others,” Mourinho added.

“So many players are in good moments, good form, playing well. It’s hard for all of them.

“When I see the match last Wednesday, the attacking players – Martial, Rashford, (Juan) Mata, (Jesse) Lingard – which one of them deserves to be on the bench tomorrow? No-one.

“Nobody deserves to be on the bench. But they are four, plus Lukaku and (Henrikh) Mkhitaryan is six. I cannot play with the six.

“Yes, sure (Martial, Lukaku and Rashford could play together) – and then I leave Mata and Mkhitaryan out and you say why?”

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