However, he has played just 31 minutes of football under new boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer; in fairness he has been struggling with a calf injury.
"I don't know how far but it's a statement from the club that we want to keep our best players".
Mourinho was willing to let the player leave but the club's hierarchy made it clear to Martial that they wouldn't sell him.
Such disappointment was clear in Pogba after a 2-2 draw that Solskjaer's side will look to atone for at Leicester on Sunday.
"We disappointed ourselves and we disappointed the crowd today, but the ones who stayed had a typical Old Trafford finish to the game so that was a big plus", he said.
"Anthony sat down and wants to be a part of that and the club have got a top player there".
"There's a couple of small little niggles that we need to protect and a little bit of rotation as we have loads of games coming up", said Solskjaer. Overall, in 19 starts, he has directly contributed in 11 goals.
"I think he will get on with his job as a professional but he will want to play football before his career ends".
"But this is the Premier League, every team has quality and will punish you if you miss chances, exactly what Burnley did today". The comeback was positive, the result was disappointing'.
Manchester United fans are hoping news of a new five-year contract for Anthony Martial will soon be followed by a similar announcement about goalkeeper David de Gea.
"The reaction was good, we didn't lose, but we dropped two points we could have won".