Anthony Martial opens about about his relationship with manager Jose Mourinho
- Author: Steve Townsend Oct 22, 2018,
Oct 22, 2018, 0:46
"For me the story is over but don't do what everyone does and say "Mourinho does things", it was Sarri's assistant."I'm not annoyed with anything".
"The manager told me to help the team win the game".
"I said if you really feel that way I accept your apology and forget it, because I also made lots of mistakes in my career".
All of the players listed above have had their issues with Mourinho, but they were suddenly delivering against a big team, and while Mourinho still has to win over many of his stars, this performance suggested that it may finally be coming together.
For Mourinho, the frustration has been building with the team's poor start to the season, and he also has to react better.
The result put Chelsea top of the table before the later Saturday games but left United well off the pace. "We always tried to play, there was no time-wasting". Then after 1-1, we didn't play our football, only the long ball.
United, who host Juventus in the Champions League on Tuesday, showed enough promise to suggest that Mourinho still has the support of his players after weeks of speculation about his future at Old Trafford.
Sarri said: "I spoke with Jose afterwards and realised we were wrong".
And there was enough in this game to anger and delight him - a bad opening goal, when Pogba lost his man, a stirring fightback, a performance which highlighted Martial's brilliant potential and then the gut-wrenching Barkley equaliser, just as the points seemed to be in the bag.
Sarri said his side lost out to United in the physical battle as the game wore on. Nobody needs that level of taunting when you have conceded what was a sickening goal to lose at any time in the game, not merely in the final minute of added time.