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Mourinho Clears Air On Absentee Players From Pre- Season Camp

Mourinho Clears Air On Absentee Players From Pre- Season Camp

Juan Mata grabbed the 78th minute equalizer as Manchester United opened their pre-season with a 1-1 draw against Club America on Thursday in Phoenix, Arizona.

The 22-year-old's agent Philippe Lamboley has been a prominent figure in recent weeks, publicly confirming that Martial wants to leave the club.

Mourinho has been keen to get Sanchez playing as soon as possible, with his attacking options limited for the start of the season as his World Cup stars recover from their campaigns in Russian Federation.

Having joined from Monaco in 2015 with a lot of expectation surrounding his future, the forward has failed to impress Jose Mourinho and has made just 18 Premier League starts in the last two seasons.

Martial is set to start the first game of the season against Leicester on August 10, potentially as a striker, with Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford on an extended summer break following their exertions at the World Cup.

Manchester United are planning to extend the contract if Anthony Martial, despite the player reportedly wanting to leave.

"If one of them can not play, we have three or four more so we have lots of options".

Anthony Martial was ineffective in Manchester United's barren draw with San Jose Earthquakes on Sunday.

"I would like to be in Los Angeles now and I am in San Jose, you can not do whatever you want in life", said the Portuguese coach, speaking on Martial's transfer.

"He's very sad. It's not good for him or me, not good for anyone", said Mourinho. Match fitness is a different thing but we knew he could be good and it was a good physical effort for him - a bit more than an hour, which was good.

"So (they were) a team with with intensity, a team with quality that pushed us to levels that we are not prepared for... so a good training session".

Manchester United's valuation of French forward Anthony Martial, which has put off Chelsea and Bayern Munich. I think in the first half we were the best team and had the best chances.

On the other hand, Liverpool broke their bank to sign numerous players, as they are also looking quite strong going into the new season.