ESPN reveal why Anthony Martial wasn't involved in Bayern Munich friendly

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He was injured during the World Cup and has been working his way back to full fitness in games against Liverpool, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich this summer.

Jose Mourinho has warned Manchester United face a "difficult" season if executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward does not bring in new faces before the transfer deadline.

The Red Devils have balked at asking prices for several world-class defenders this summer, with Tottenham Hotspur demanding £70 Million for their star defender Toby Alderwield and Leicester City placing a £65 Million tag on Harry Maguire's United jersey. "Players are not going to be here on Friday and we have to go with best possible team and with a great mentality".

Marcus Rashford will wear the No. 10 shirt for Manchester United this season.

"Finally, it's over. Finally, such a hard pre-season is over", Mourinho told manutd.com. Chelsea wouldn't want to do it either after what happened with Nemanja Matic.

There will be a huge spotlight on Pogba in particular, with his triumphant run to World Cup glory with France showing just what he can offer in a side firing on all cylinders. The 29-year-old is regularly linked during the close-season and it has been no different this time around after he reported late for Chelsea's pre-season preparations. If they can't, or won't, United will look slow and stagnant when they attack.

Ince told Paddy Power: "Jose has said that he wants to stay at United for life. We were playing against their best team, it was their complete squad apart from (Corentin) Tolisso".

Yet, with the early closure of the transfer window looming on Thursday, any talks about a potential move have yet to proceed in earnest and Martial is facing the prospect of remaining under Mourinho's management until the January transfer window at least.

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