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Mourinho Suprised By West Brom's Relegation Struggles, Defends Rashford Use

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Uniteds main striker, Romelu Lukaku has started 31 of the club's 32 matches in the league, scoring 15 goals and creating another seven.

"So I think you are playing not only for yourself and for the club, but for all the people that are living that dream through you". "Marcus Rashford is the player with the most appearances since I arrived at the club", Mourinho replied tersely.

The Manchester United manager said in a press conference when asked about Martial's situation: "If I was you I would go why [Romelu] Lukaku plays every match, why [Nemanja] Matic plays every match. A dry answer is that only 11 can start the match and we have 22 players in the squad", Mourinho concluded.

"That is just football".

"It would be better for everyone to only have 11 but it is not possible, so at every club at every level, from the top of the world to the amateur football clubs, you need more than 11 players".

It broke in France yesterday that Martial had turned down United's latest contract proposal, with no plans to renew negotiations. A lot of people have that dream, so you're not only doing it for you; you're doing it for a lot of people that you might not even know, but there are a lot of people who had the dream of playing for their local team when they were young.

"So how can I?" I probably have to reduce and have a squad of 12 or 13 players.

Jose Mourinho has been keeping his Manchester United squad focused with new drills and exercises at the Aon Training Complex, to ensure there is no complacency in the final few weeks of the season.

"In our case, we come from a big result and during the week I was trying to fight that result by working well and hard and trying to make the players understand that it is not enough to deserve second".

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