"You always go to the one, the answer is if you want what..."
The forward has played 97 matches as both a starter and a substitute since the Portuguese manager replaced Louis Van Gaal in August 2016. "Probably I have to reduce and send some away and have a squad of 12 players".
Mourinho had been similarly dismissive when asked about Rashford, countering a statistic about the latter's lack of starts by saying he has more appearances than anyone since his Old Trafford appointment.
Amidst interest from clubs such as Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and Tottenham Hotspur, Martial is said to be seeking assurances about his playing time before agreeing to sign a new contract with the club. I have dry answers and a dry answer is only 11 can start the match and we are 22.
"I think a big challenge because they know that in football anything is possible until mathematically, everybody knows that, they know and they still smell a chance but every match that is played if they don't get points then they are closer to relegation".
Mourinho, speaking to the British media ahead of United clash with West Brom, said the pair are part of a squad rotation system at the club.
Having discovered that City players had booked tables in top Manchester restaurants for after the game to toast their Premier League success, United's stars couldn't resist a jibe or two. It would be better for everyone to have only 11 but is impossible.
"In every club, at every level, you need more than 11 players but only 11 can start".
United face West Brom on Sunday before travelling to Bournemouth and it could be good opportunity for Mourinho to hand some fringe players game time. I am surprised because of the quality and experience of numerous players and the squad.