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Jose Mourinho has revealed the agreement he had with striker Anthony Martial about the playing time he had over the Christmas period at Manchester United.
The French international got an equaliser amongst an impressive display against Middlesbrough at Old Trafford on New Year’s Eve, just a minute before Paul Pogba scored and grabbed United a win.
He was recalled to the side today for United’s 4-0 win over Reading in the FA Cup.
‘He played very well against Middlesbrough but because he was not playing for a long time, he and myself felt that 48 hours later against West Ham it was better for him not to start,’ Mourinho explained.
‘Today, fresh, and again, very objective.
‘Playing against [Chris] Gunter, who is a very good right-back, and he performed very well again.’
By Ben Kelly – @benkelly_10