Mourinho confirms Martial was just dropped

Date published: Sunday 22nd January 2017 11:02

Jose Mourinho confirmed on Saturday that Anthony Martial was not injured after the Frenchman did not even make the bench for the clash with Stoke.

Manchester United dominated against the Potters but had to settle for a 1-1 draw marked by Wayne Rooney’s equaliser to break the club’s goalscoring record.

Martial had started last week’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool but was not even in Mourinho’s squad for the trip to Stoke.

Marcos Rojo was another player who lost his place but the United manager confirmed that he was unavailable, saying: “He was not feeling well. Martial was not selected.”

Reports in France suggested that Martial was angry at being left out with no explanation.

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