Premier League: I can’t play more than 11 players at once – Mourinho tells Rashford, Martial


Manchester United boss, Jose Mourinho, has told Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford that he cannot put more than 11 players on the pitch.

Reports in France this week claimed Martial had decided to leave Manchester after being frustrated with a lack of playing time.

Rashford had also questioned his future at the club.

Martial has suffered most from the signing of Alexis Sanchez and had been in good form until the Chilean arrived at Old Trafford.

Mourinho, speaking to the British media ahead of United clash with West Brom, said the pair are part of a squad rotation system at the club.

The former Chelsea boss said he cannot guarantee playing time to either player.

“It’s just football, we cannot have 11 players, it would be amazing economically for the football clubs to have only 11 and play with the same 11, no injuries, suspension, fatigue, it would be better for everyone to have only 11 but is not impossible,” said Mourinho.

“At every club and every level, you need more than 11 players and only 11 can start, is as simple as that, there’s nothing I can do. Only 11 can start.

“The same questions you are doing to me, you should do to every other manager because everyone has players in the same situation,” he added.


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