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Jose Mourinho Opens Up On This Summer's Transfer Window

12 February 2017

Jose Mourinho praised Anthony Martial for his vital contribution to Manchester United's 2-0 defeat of Watford at Old Trafford but suggested the France worldwide still lacks confidence.

Martial got a goal and an assist in Man United's 2-0 win over Watford in a game where fans where desperate to see him get back to his best after a tough period for him with so much pressure being piled on his shoulders thanks to the media.

35-year-old Ibrahimovic has proved many doubters wrong with 15 goals in his first 23 Premier League games, with Mourinho telling the press on Friday: "I'm totally convinced he is going to stay".

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"The Anthony Martial I want is the Anthony Martial of the last two weeks of training", Mourinho said of the attacker, reduced to a watching brief in United's previous two matches.

United doubled their lead on the hour thanks to Martial who got on to Ibrahimovic's pass before shooting past a stranded Gomes.

"Chelsea are very good defensive team".

"They defend very well and with lots of players and I think in this situation a very defensive team wins the title with counter-attack goals and set pieces goals".

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United has been sixth in the EPL table since November, but has closed to within two points of the UEFA Champions League places - behind fourth-placed Liverpool. Mata has been reliable for Mourinho at United since the latter booted him out of Chelsea, but Martial's troubles with Mourinho are very much a current issue.

'You know, other teams are good teams, other teams are lucky teams, ' said Mourinho.

The player started brightly when he arrived from Monaco but has struggled to recapture that form this term, with his lack of game time leading to questions over his happiness and Old Trafford future.

"He's completely right. Of course, we speak about it, of course, we speak about what's next".

Jose Mourinho Opens Up On This Summer's Transfer Window