Manchester United vs Anderlecht, Europa League
Martial might get another chance to prove his worth to Mourinho when United face Anderlecht in the second leg of their UEFA Europa League quarter-final on Thursday night.
Having started so impressively after making his big-money move from Monaco in 2015, the 21-year-old's second season at OId Trafford has been a struggle.
'I think we had 16 shots and 10 on target.
"Since September, Rashford has not scored in the Premier League, but he was always a player I chose". United will be in a jubilant mood following their 2-0 win over Chelsea and we can expect them to come down hard on the Belgian side as seek a spot in the semi-finals.
Mourinho is seemingly very happy with the work ethic and attitude of Marcus Rashford, but he was a little bit more critical when he talked about other Manchester United attackers, Anthony Martial and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
Jose Mourinho: "I don't think about whether it would be a ideal ending for him [Zlatan Ibrahimovic], I just think about Manchester United".
With both men now sidelined, he said: "I think it's time". I cannot confirm now but the paparazzi that live in the Lowry Hotel, they can take the picture when we go to the hotel at six o'clock and see if Wayne is selected.
"I am very thankful to him (Mourinho)".
England striker Rooney has played just 131 minutes of league football since then and has not been involved in the Europa League since December, casting doubt on whether he will play for the club again.
"These are the kind of things that make me trust a player".
Marcos Rojo was forced off through injury during Manchester United's win against Anderlecht on Thursday evening, sparking a strong reaction on social media. We need everyone we can.
"His experience, his know-how of this knock-out phase, I think is a player who can be useful tomorrow".
Sergio Romero admits that he could not turn down the chance to join Manchester United, even it meant being number two goalkeeper to David de Gea.
Manchester United have won all their home games in this season's Europa League and are confident of getting the job done against Anderlecht tonight at Old Trafford. However, it is also increasingly clear Mourinho has expected more from the Frenchman during a season when United's manager has repeatedly questioned the player's contribution.