"I think he will leave because you need to feel the love when you play somewhere, you need to be committed".
I know you can question his leadership and in the last few games you want more, so that's why you can criticise him right now, but overall he has been the best player this season. The problems are there, you can imagine that the problems are the players, the organisation and the ambition.
"One is that time has spoken".
The former Chelsea, Real Madrid and Inter Milan head coach also touched on the problems at United, saying that the club have not really solved the issues that were present during his time at Old Trafford.
"I don't all the time do my evaluation on Manchester United publicly".
Hence, the club is planning to offload the player amid major squad overhaul this summer, but his wage structure is a big obstacle as his contract runs till 2022, a financial burden which Manchester United are not willing to carry for so long.
"Martial is a boy with a different personality".
"Martial? He's a boy with a different personality (than Karim Benzema), and the thing I can say is that I hope he's going to reach a dimension that is as good as his real potential", he added.
Since beating Paris St-Germain 3-1 on March 6, United have won just twice in 12 matches.
And Mourinho believes the club may have been too hasty in deciding to sack him.
And he insists United's shortcomings are not the fault of the 25-year-old, despite reports suggesting he has a negative impact behind closed doors.
But the larger problem at United, such as boardroom members (ahem, Ed Woodward) muddling into soccer decisions when they should stick to business, is what is really holding them back.