EPL: Manchester United’s CEO Woodward, lists four untouchable players for Mourinho
Manchester United Executive Vice-Chairman, Ed Woodward, has named four untouchable players at the club, according to the Telegraph, UK.
According to the newspaper, manager, Jose Mourinho, has been told that Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard and Luke Shaw are not for sale for any price.
Martial left United’s pre-season tour following the birth of his son, Swan, in Paris and looked certain to complete a move away from Old Trafford this summer.
However, reports in England now suggest that Martial has performed a U-turn and is in talks over a new five-year contract with the Red Devils in the hope that Mourinho will be sacked.
Woodward, who angered Mourinho by refusing to approve signing of Toby Alderweireld and Harry Maguire during the summer transfer window, blocked Martial’s attempts to leave.
According to the report, Woodward now has total control over the club’s transfer dealings after a summer of infighting with Mourinho.
It’s claimed the Portuguese has been told that Martial, Rashford, Lingard and Shaw will not be sold at any cost.
The quartet are viewed as central to United’s long-term future and Woodward has made this clear to Mourinho.