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Jose Mourinho urges Anthony Martial to start delivering for Manchester United

Kristopher Love | 20 April, 2017, 06:20

Jose Mourinho has encouraged Anthony Martial to emulate Marcus Rashford's approach when it comes to the battle for relevancy at Manchester United.

The attacking quartet that day also included Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who last week in Belgium scored in a fourth successive European trip as United drew 1-1 with Anderlecht. "I am very thankful to Mourinho", Herrera told United Review.

The last time United Manager Jose Mourinho spoke on this topic, it was during his preview press conference ahead of the Hull City league clash.

The 27-year-old excelled in United's 2-0 victory over Chelsea on Sunday, scoring one and assisting the other while drawing praise for limiting Eden Hazard's impact on the match.

"First of all, if you don't concede, you go through, and that's important for us to know", he said. "That is the way I think and that is the way I see football".

"I am not happy if he leaves, but he is the only player that I am informed has a possibility of leaving".

"We are together now for nearly 10 months and the same way I know the players much better now, the players should know me also much better now", said Mourinho, who opted for Jesse Lingaard and Rashford in attack against Chelsea.

Sergio Romero insists he has no regrets over his decision to join Manchester United despite having nearly exclusively spent his time at Old Trafford as David De Gea's understudy.

"The same way I know what the players like, I think they also know what I like", Mourinho said.

"He's working, he's improving and, if in this session the answer is positive, I will select him to be on the bench tomorrow", Mourinho said.

But whereas the path to a Champions League berth via the league remains steep, should they overcome Anderlecht, United will be just three games from securing qualification by winning the Europa League.

"I never like to do that, complete separation". He is the priority for the Europa League, but we have situations for David De Gea to play. I cannot confirm now, but the paparazzi at the Lowry Hotel can confirm when we report at 6 p.m.

"The reality is Sergio is very stable, is very experienced, is playing very well".