Jose Mourinho has criticised Antonio Valencia and Anthony Martial after Manchester United’s 4-1 defeat to Liverpool in the United States.
Martial started both of United’s opening matches on their pre-season tour of the US before being allowed to leave so he could attend the birth of his second child. However, while happy for the 22-year-old forward, Mourinho believes he should have returned to the tour.
The Portuguese also suggested he was unhappy with Valencia’s condition upon his return to the squad, with United missing a host of senior players for the tour.
“We play Real Madrid and we have no more players than what we have,” he told MUTV. “Antonio Valencia comes from holiday – I think too much holiday for him. His condition was not good when he was back, then injury and also go back.
“Anthony Martial has the baby and after the baby is born – beautiful baby, full of health, thank God – he should be here and he is not here.
“So we have Alexis [Sanchez] and [Juan] Mata who play every minute of every match and now we have Real Madrid and after that Bayern Munich and that’s our start.”