Mourinho told Glazers flop signing was ‘not good enough’ – and he’s still there

Manchester United would’ve done well to heed Jose Mourinho’s advice during his time in charge, with the Glazers’ decision costing them millions of pounds

Jose Mourinho tried selling Manchester United flop Anthony Martial but was blocked by the Glazers, according to reports.

Martial, 28, is finally set to leave Old Trafford this summer after nine mostly lacklustre years with the Red Devils. Despite showing flashes of his ability, the French striker has struggled for consistency due to several injury issues.

He arrived in a transfer deal worth up to £61.5million, but will now walk away for nothing – which Mourinho envisioned during his time in charge. A former United player told ESPN the Special One wanted to sell Martial after the 2018 World Cup.

READ MORE: 7 iconic times outfield players went in goal as ‘blue card’ nonsense could force it regularly

READ MORE: Six savage footballers who celebrated goals vs old team after Declan Rice refused to

This article contains affiliate links, we will receive a commission on any sales we generate from it. Learn more

Sign Up to Amazon and TNT to get a free trial

Mourinho told Glazers flop signing was 'not good enough' – and he's still there

As well as the Champions League, TNT Sports will also be offering sports fans access to games across the Premier League, Europa League, Serie A and much more.

You can also watch the biggest events in boxing, UFC, WWE and get exclusive action from MLB.

£29.99 per month on top of £8.99 per month Amazon Prime subscription


Mourinho thought it best to cash in on him while his transfer value was holding well. But the Glazers supposedly didn’t want to let him go because they liked him.

“Jose told Ed and the Glazers that he wanted to get rid of Anthony Martial, that he was neither good enough nor reliable enough,” the ex-United star recalled. “That was vetoed by the Glazers – Joel was a big fan of Martial [as a player].”

What’s the worst bit of business United have done in the last 10 years? Let us know in the comments section.

Mourinho told Glazers flop signing was 'not good enough' – and he's still there

The Glazers wanted to keep Anthony Martial because they liked him as a player (Image: Getty Images)

It sums up the failed transfer strategy under the American owners’ reign, which fans are hopeful will change now Sir Jim Ratcliffe and his Ineos team are taking over football operations after his 25% minority takeover.

Martial has previously criticised Mourinho’s treatment of him, saying in 2022: “He was talking about me in the press, little phrases, a bit like he had done with Karim Benzema at Real Madrid.

Mourinho told Glazers flop signing was 'not good enough' – and he's still there

Martial therefore stayed despite Mourinho wanting to cash in on him (Image: Getty Images)

“He likes these games, but he also knows who he is doing it with. He knows that I am 20 years old then and that if I say something, it is I who will be the young person who lacks respect.

“So I said nothing, it was useless. The second season, I was the team’s top scorer in the first part of the season, he brought in Alexis Sanchez and I hardly played anymore. It’s the season of the World Cup and it cost me dearly, especially since the France team won. I should have been there.”

Story Saved

You can find this story in  My Bookmarks.Or by navigating to the user icon in the top right.

Related Posts

Melissa Gorga Admits Filming RHONJ Separately From Teresa Isn’t “Sustainable” And Teases “Huge” Plot Twist On Season 13

Credit: Instagram The new season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey premieres on May 5th. This will be the show’s 13th season, but there doesn’t seem to be much excitement…

“There were no ѕkіdderѕ” – Arѕenаl ѕtаr Declаn Rіce cleаrѕ аіr on ѕuѕріcіouѕ ѕtаіn іn hіѕ ѕhortѕ аgаіnѕt Porto 

Declan Rice scored from the spot and had an overall excellent game for Arsenal in their Round of 16 second-leg win against FC Porto at the Emirates in the UEFA Champions League on March 12.

Jurgen Kloрр аіmѕ dіg аt Erіk ten Hаg аnd Mаn Utd hourѕ before Lіverрool FA Cuр clаѕh

Klopp was responding to questions prior to the FA Cup quarter-final clash.

Mаn Cіty to oрen tаlkѕ wіth 30-yeаr-old ѕuрerѕtаr who mаy be the world’ѕ beѕt іn hіѕ рoѕіtіon

Manchester City have made a decision on the future of superstar goalkeeper Ederson and talks are set to open, while a new deal has assumed greater significance given the latest updates on back-up stopper Stefan Ortega.

Why The Bachelor Season 28’s Joey Graziadei Shouldn’t Choose Daisy Kent

The Bachelor season 28’s Joey Graziadei has now had his three overnight Fantasy Suite dates with Daisy Kent, Kelsey Anderson, and Rachel Nance, and it’s becoming more clear that Joey shouldn’t…

Ten Hag set to hand academy ace first PL start vs Fulham, coaches prefer him over £37m sensation

Manchester United’s injury curse has returned with a vengeance and it is…

Trả lời

Email của bạn sẽ không được hiển thị công khai. Các trường bắt buộc được đánh dấu *