Zabaleta feels sorry for Martial and Rashford: They’re always tracking back!

Former Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta has admitted that he feels sorry for Manchester United attackers Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford because of the amount of defensive work they are expected to do by Jose Mourinho.

Both players struggled to make an impact during United’s 3-1 derby defeat at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, and the Argentine is of the opinion that this is in part due to the restrictive nature of Mourinho’s game plan.

Speaking to Sky Sports after City’s victory, West Ham’s Zabaleta said: “I think this is Mourinho’s philosophy. We’ve seen this at Inter Milan and Real Madrid.

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