Mourinho on Martial post-baby birth: ‘He should be here’

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In case you’re wondering whether the falling out between Jose Mourinho and Anthony Martial has any weight to it, well, it’s hard to imagine it’s very light.

Mourinho apparently and understandably was okay with Martial traveling back to France to be with his girlfriend as she gave birth to a baby.

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But Martial is not back, and Mourinho’s not okay with that. And given speculation that Martial never planned to return, perhaps this cements the idea that Man Utd director Ed Woodward will have to go against his own hope and sell the French striker reportedly wanted by Borussia Dortmund, Chelsea, and Bayern Munich.

“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.”

This coming on the same night that Liverpool battered the Red Devils and Mourinho asked for his players on break to come back early. With rumors that Mourinho would immediately use Martial money to bring in Ivan Perisic, can we really be far from the end of Martial’s Mancunian adventure?