Mourinho offers 'dry answers' over Rashford, Martial

Manchester United's Chris Smalling left scores his side's third goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester England Saturday

José Mourinho has told Anthony Martial that he can not guarantee him first-team football at Manchester United.

Which clubs are most likely to sign Marcus Rashford this summer? Mourinho confirmed he has a full complement of outfield players for Sunday's visit from the struggling Baggies, with only goalkeeper Sergio Romero ruled out through injury again.

"If I was you I would ask why [Romelu] Lukaku plays every match, why [Nemanja] Matic plays every match", the United manager said when queried about Martial's concerns over his lack of playing time.

Reports in France this week claimed Martial had made a decision to leave Old Trafford after growing frusrated with a lack of playing time, while there have been claims that Rashford is questioning his future.

Mourinho's words will do nothing to quell the exit talk surrounding Martial & Rashford, though it is important to note that at 22 and 20 years of age respectively, the pair have youth on their side and perhaps their roles as supporting players is fitting for the time being.

'Only 11 can start.

Manchester United players indulged in quite the act of revenge both during and after their 3-2 victory at rivals Manchester City last weekend. "Probably I have to reduce and send some away and have a squad of 12 players".

"It would be better for everyone to have only 11 players, but it's not possible, so in every club at every level from the top of the world to the amateur football clubs, you need more than 11 players and only 11 can start".

When asked about West Brom's position, Mourinho admitted: "I am surprised".

"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".

"We come from a big result and during the week I was trying to fight that result by making the players work hard and understand that it is not enough to deserve to finish second, we need the points to finish second", said the Portuguese.

"We need the points to finish second... obviously to finish fourth, we need four or five points, but to finish second we need much more than that", Mourinho added.

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