EPL: Lukaku reveals why Mourinho is angry

Jose Mourinho called for the France winger to return to the USA, but United flew home from Miami in the early hours of Wednesday having not seen Martial for more than a week.

Although United finished their U.S. tour with a 2-1 victory over European champions Real Madrid, Mourinho was distracted by questions around Martial's absence.

Martial has since issued a statement on Twitter responding to the circus around his return to France for the birth of his son, saying: "Thank you all for your messages".

He said on social media his daughter was fine and "for the mom, it was harder but thanks to God she's better now".

First, he used his engagements with RT during the World Cup to question why the Perisic deal hadn't got over the line.

Martial insisted that "family will always come first" after Mourinho criticised him for not returning to the Unites States.

Anthony Martial has explained he will be back in Manchester on Thursday and makes no apology for putting his family first.

City, who finished 19 points clear of United last season, have been relatively quiet this time around but they finally snared Mahrez for £60 million, further enhancing their dazzling forward options. "He has the baby and after the baby is born - attractive baby, full of health, thank god", he said.

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PSG smashed the world's transfer record last August in completing a €222million move for Neymar from Barcelona, while the Ligue 1 champions also paid €180m to buy Monaco prodigy Kylian Mbappe.

Mourinho also stated that he would not have paid to watch United's friendly matches in the United States were he a Red Devils fan. While Woodward has agreed to go into battle for the players Mourinho has identified, his inability to strike a quick deal has been of concern. These are the players that we have plus [Victor] Lindelof, that started training two days ago, plus Rashford, [Phil] Jones and Lukaku, because they gave to the group and to the team three days of their holidays.

  • Rosalie Stanley