EPL: Mourinho slams Martial after West Ham defeat

Manchester  United manager José Mourinho has berated Anthony Martial for his lack of defensive discipline⊗.

Mourinho said his change of formation for Manchester United’s 3-1 defeat at West Ham was down to Anthony Martial’s lack of defensive discipline.

“I want to play Martial, something that you [the media] are asking for a long, long, long time,” Mourinho told a news conference. “I left Alexis out and I think Martial is not a player very, very focused on his defensive duties.

“I thought to play him as a second striker would be easier for him and at the same time I feel we need quality on ball in the building up from the back and Scott McTominay has that quality with the ball.”

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Ibrahim Taiwo

Taiwo Ibrahim is a sport writer

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