On MUTV following United's 4-1 defeat to Liverpool, Mourinho said: "Martial had a lovely child and it's healthy thank God, but he should be here now to help the team and he's not here". Sadio Mane, Daniel Sturridge and Sheyi Ojo also scored for Liverpool in this International Champions Cup matchup at Michigan Stadium.
Although a clear blow for United, Matic's absence could at least spell good news for Andreas Pereira. Mourinho bemoaned the state of some of the rosters in this preseason tournament, saying American fans deserve to see teams at their best.
"It was incredible to play with this great team, you can see this team has wonderful players, I feel good and I'm very happy". I wouldn't spend my money to see these teams.
And with less than two weeks to go until the opening game against Leicester, coupled with a litany of post-match complaints, Mourinho could soon find himself on borrowed time.More news: Alaphilippe wins protest-hit stage
The teams weren't at full strength, but the crowd of 101,254 didn't seem to mind too much.
It brought back memories of Pereira's only senior United goal - another free kick in a League Cup tie against Ipswich in 2015.
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Having been in charge for two years now, to suggest after this game that he learned nothing from it does not bode well for the young players in his squad who are attempting to persuade Mourinho they can have a future at Old Trafford during this tour.
"Maybe it is a step for me to know the players more than anything". "I saw the movie".
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"In relation to today, we have four or five players that are dead because they care for the club, for the team, they try to give everything, even risking themselves because they don't want to let all the kids play by themselves against Milan, Liverpool and Real Madrid".