Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has criticised club captain Antonio Valencia and forward Anthony Martial ahead of his side’s clash with Real Madrid.
United’s 4-1 defeat to Liverpool in the United States during the weekend’s International Champions Cup clash, has left Mourinho frustrated.
The Red Devils will face La Liga giants on 1 August in their third game of the tournament but the Portuguese boss still missing a host of senior players for the tour.
Martial, who started both of United’s opening matches on their pre-season tour, has left the squad last week as his partner was about to give birth in Paris.
But Mourinho thinks the 22-year-old should have returned to the tour to help his struggling team.
The former Real Madrid and Chelsea boss has also revealed that with Valencia’s condition as he joined the team from holidays and went back after picking up an injury.
“We play Real Madrid and we have no more players than what we have,” Mourinho told MUTV.
“Antonio Valencia comes from holiday – I think too much holiday for him. His condition was not good when he was back, then injury and also go back.”
“Anthony Martial has the baby and after the baby is born – beautiful baby, full of health, thank God – he should be here and he is not here.”
“So we have Alexis [Sanchez] and [Juan] Mata who play every minute of every match and now we have Real Madrid and after that Bayern Munich and that’s our start.”
The Red Devils will begin their Premier League campaign at Old Trafford on Friday night, 9 August against Leicester City.