The Executive Vice-Chairman of Manchester United, Ed Woodward has told the club’s manager to steer clear of four players, Telegraph UK reports.
The Newspaper reports that Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard and Luke Shaw were the players mentioned.
According to the club’s authorities, they were not for sle at 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 from various quarters said the player has made a U-turn and is in talks with the club over a new five-year contract with the Old Trafford side with the hope that the Portuguese would be axed as the manager.
Woodward, who angered Mourinho by refusing to approve the signing of Toby Alderweireld and Harry Maguire during the summer transfer window, blocked Martial’s attempts to leave.
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According to the report, Woodward now has total control over the club’s transfer dealings after a summer of infighting with Mourinho.
The report claimed that the quartet are seen as the pillar of the club in the long-term future and would not be sold for any price.