Martial adapting to 'very different' Man United this season - Mourinho

"He's an athlete, a fit lad and I think it will be good to have him around the place, for someone like Marcus Rashford to learn from".

The performance came in the wake of a hard spell in the 31-year-old's career, with uncertainty around his place in the United and England starting line-ups exacerbated when pictures emerged showing him looking worse for wear at a wedding reception following the 3-0 World Cup qualifying win over Scotland.

Sources added that Mourinho is very happy with the player's level of application and attitude.

"We were winning 1-0 and were missing chances, we lost the ball in midfield and they got a direct free-kick 18 metres from the goal and I thought "1-1".

"It's an incredible achievement", Mourinho told reporters when asked to sum up Rooney's feat of surpassing Ruud van Nistelrooy as United's outright leading scorer in Uefa competitions.

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho reveals that he left Anthony Martial out of Thursday's Europa League clash with Feyenoord for tactical reasons.

Speaking to BT Sport 2 on Thursday after the Feyenoord game, Rooney denied he had been at a wedding and said: "All that's created by people like yourself asking questions now (the criticism he has received)".

After disappointing results against Stoke City, Burnley and Arsenal, United will need to claim all three points in the meeting with West Ham in the Premier League on Sunday. It is a goal that might spark Rooney's return to form and eventually put him back on a path to the starting line-up. I think the second goal killed the game, even though we were in control at 1-0.

"When you're talking about a 36-year-old, as special as he's (Zlatan) been throughout his career, as special as he is now, I don't think he should be the main striker". "His performance was like the team, as good, as solid", Mourinho said. He needs just one more goal now to draw level with England great Bobby Charlton as United's highest scorer in all competitions.

"The second goal killed the game".

He said: "First of all the teams are very different".



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