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Only 11 can start - Mourinho bristles at Rashford, Martial questioning

Only 11 can start - Mourinho bristles at Rashford, Martial questioning

Usain Bolt is backing Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho to topple Manchester City next season.

The Belgian forward has started 31 of United's 32 Premier League games this season, scoring 15 times and adding seven assists, missing only the trip to his former club Everton.

And Mourinho today hit back at reporters who asked about his plans to sign a striker, claiming he can not buy any more players while he is struggling to include first-team stars.

'At every club and every level, you need more than 11 players and only 11 can start, is as simple as that, there's nothing I can do. "You always go to the one [who isn't playing]", Mourinho said. "Everyone's excited to just go there and do as best as we can".

"A dry answer is that only 11 can start the match and we have 22 players in the squad".

"I am not a big fan of buying players in the winter market because of the period of adaptation especially with attackers". The answer is, if you want what I call dry answers, we have dry answers.

Both stars needs more playing time
Both stars needs more playing time

A stat that many would not know is that Rashford is the player that Mourinho has played the most during his tenure at the club, something that the Englishman was proud to learn too.

Uniteds main striker, Romelu Lukaku has started 31 of the club's 32 matches in the league, scoring 15 goals and creating another seven.

"No, no", said Mourinho", whose second-placed side face bottom-of-the-table West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford on Sunday.

"The quality, the experience of numerous players, the squad, the stability of the past years, it is a surprise for me they find themselves in this position", he said. I didn't, because I was not complacent, because I was working really hard, because I tried to build motivational training sessions with new exercises, with things that could motivate them, with little tactical things that I know for the players is motivation.

"To finish fourth we need four or five points, but to finish second we need much more than that".





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