Popular Anthony Martial falls foul of Manchester coach

Anthony Martial left Manchester United’s 2018 pre-season tour in the US to be at the birth of his son, Swan Martial, with partner Da Cruz in Paris, but has failed to return to training camp.

Coach Jose Mourinho is angered by the 22-year-old being AWOL and has led to the former Monaco player facing disciplinary action and a possible fine of 200,000 euros.

The striker is not happy at Old Trafford and looking for an opportunity to move to another club. Following Man United’s 2-1 win over Real Madrid in their last match of the US tour in Miami, Mourinho was asked if Martial will leave the club but the Portuguese manager avoided the question.

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When asked whether Martial will be part of his squad next season Mourinho said: “I don’t know.”

Meanwhile, Romelu Lukaku, Marcs Rashford and Phil Jones are all cutting short their post-World Cup holidays by three days to return to pre-season training.