Manchester United recently faced a humiliating defeat against a lowly Watford side and that brought their goal conceding tally to six in the past three games. The Hornets opened the scoring and the buildup move, according to the manager, was a clear foul.
The former Monaco youngster was brought down in a nasty challenge by the Hornet’s full-back Daryl Janmaat on 26 minutes and required medical attention straight away. Martial recovered quickly and went on the field, but unfortunately, he went to ground in the 34th minute and the move eventually ended into the back of United’s goal and the manager then had to take him off.
Speaking at the post-match press conference, Mourinho was asked on Martial and the manager admitted that he was yet to speak to the player.
“I had to be on the game at that time and not worrying with Anthony,” Mourinho told reporters at Vicarage Road. “I have not had time to see about the situation. It wasn’t an action to go to hospital. It was an action for a free-kick against Watford and obviously not a goal.”
Pressed further on the matter at the end of the press conference, the manager continued: “I don’t know, I promise I don’t know. You are asking about things I cannot tell you.
“I didn’t know why he came off, whether he was injured in his knee, his ankle or his head. I don’t know. I just know, in that moment, he is not in a condition to carry on. I don’t know why. I just know I had to change. I don’t know yet what happened.”