However, last season he only made eight appearances in the league – including only five starts – as well as 17 across all competitions.
The Manchester Evening News though, report that Mourinho is upbeat about the chances of United signing the player, as he believes that a repeat of the Robin Van Persie deal that saw the Dutchman swap Arsenal for United.
Antonio Valencia and summer signing Diogo Dalot are both now sidelined and are not expected to recover from their injuries anytime soon. I don’t want one because maybe in the next year or so I’m a free agent, so maybe they might look to tie me down for that.
Mourinho told a press conference: “Ashley Young is a possibility to play at right-back”.
“But I don’t have the players to work with”.
“Until now, the offers we got for Matteo are not even close to being accepted”. However, Mourinho warned Martial earlier in the week that ‘you do not always get what you want in life’.
“I would say I have never been out of shape”. “I will send people to Manchester to train with Victor, because it makes no sense for him to come to the USA when we are leaving next week”.
Going forward the 28-year-old, who wore the captain’s armband, offered very little and was outshone by Dimitri Mitchell on the opposite flank.
It’s understood that the hierarchy at Old Trafford are sick of buying expensive and selling cheap and so they’re attempting to fix that this summer.
“It was something that I really thrived off”.
‘I want to prove to people that I deserve a contract.
“We’ve had this conversation”.
“Was two or three days ago”. But we will see what happens because we don’t know.
And there is now a feeling Mourinho may now be the first manager out of the door this season.
“It was a breath of fresh air when he texted me”, he added. “I’m not happy to have just a few players”. He knows I can play for Manchester United. But the stuff inside the training ground, no one sees apart from me. It’s terrible at times because people only see those things he says [in public]. I’m used to it. “It still gives me confidence”.