Manchester United are going through somewhat of a sticky patch right now, with no win in their last three outings (two draws, one loss). Jose has certainly had a lot on his place, too, with the Red Devils still competing in four competitions which obviously isn’t easy to deal with.
Next up is a game against ex-Red’s reserve team manager Warren Joyce, as he prepares or an emotional return to Old Trafford as a visit boss for the first time with Wigan.
Jose met the media ahead of the game against Joyce, and whilst he backed up reports from earlier in the week that suggested De Gea would be rested, he also shed some light on Anthony Martial – who will play.
“I will play Romero, I will put Joel on the bench and apart from that I go with a good team because we want to try to beat them.” Jose Mourinho is quoted as saying by ManUtd.com.
Then came the big news, as the gaffer added that Anthony Martial would get a start. “Anthony will play on Sunday and if he plays magnificently, he will play against Hull in the next match – it’s simple.”
This is great news for Martial. He has been missing for the last couple of games, but you’d also have to add that his exclusion is probably justified. He’s hardly played well recently, and this may be that bit of a boost he needs to get the juices flowing again.
We all know just how capable of a player our #11 is, heck, just cast your mind back to how he absolutely tore up the Premier League last season. I’ve no doubts that Anthony Martial will get back to his best, and the visiting Wigan could well face the full force of that come kick-off on Sunday.