“Happy to have a new player until the end of the season”. This is how Jose Mourinho commented on Anthony Martial’s… metamorphosis in United’s game at Burnley, in which the Frenchman scored the first goal, and assisted Wayne Rooney for the second goal, in their 2-0 win at Turf Moor.
He has to understand what we need from him, but it’s not just for us, but it’s also for him. If he wants to become a very special player, which he can, then he has to go in a certain direction and in this game he showed this attitude and appetite
the Manchester United manager said in the Press conference after the game. As for his team’s chances to play Champions League football next season, the Portuguese seemed convinced that the Europa League has to be their priority at this stage, but not only because of the Champions League spot motive.
If we beat Celta Vigo in the semifinal, we go to the final. It is important for us to play in the Champions League, but this club wants trophies. We cannot give the club the Premier League trophy, but we have a 25 per cent chance to win the Europa League
Mourinho said, before adding that in their Thursday Premier League game against Manchester City he
will rotate the players again to give some other players a chance to play again.