But Linard hinted that if Martinez takes the Red Devils to their first world title in Russian Federation, he could be allowed to leave for the right price.
Roberto Martinez says that Arsenal legend Thierry Henry deserves huge credit for the work he has done with Romelu Lukaku.
Fernando Hierro was appointed interim boss of La Roja and saw the 2010 world champions knocked out by hosts Russian Federation in the round of 16. "We are not talking about a system but understanding what we must do when we have possession", the coach added. If it becomes a match of individual performances we've got no chance. It's not like we've been failing up to now but there is a level above, which we need to achieve, which can be done by a game like the one we are playing against Brazil.
Neymar won his race to be fit in time to make Tite's final squad for Russian Federation after suffering a fractured metatarsal while playing for French champions Paris Saint-Germain in February, and he has scored two of Brazil's seven goals at the tournament so far.
"Individually, Brazil are the strongest team in this World Cup", Kompany, who made the last of his worldwide appearances as a substitute in the 1-0 win over England, told reporters.
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Attention has now turned to how to get the group back out through several kilometres of dangerously flooded tunnels. The doctor's report on Thursday said that two of the boys and the coach are suffering exhaustion from malnutrition.
"There is something special about this squad".
There will be a lot to unpack in the coming days surrounding Brazil's exit, but the play of Neymar will likely be front and center. Against Brazil, it will not be about ball possession, but what you do with it.
That respect was evident in the Spaniard's every utterance on Thursday but, while acknowledging the dangers presented by Brazil forward Neymar, Martinez was confident the skills of the likes of Eden Hazard would also be influential for Belgium.
"Neymar is one of the biggest exponents of. decisive one-versus-one situations, so we'll have to keep an eye on him and allow our players to have a bigger role in the game". But there is no margin for error. "[But] I think offensively that we are really strong".
None of us are going to sleep at night thinking "We have already lost to Brazil".
The winners of the clash will face either France or Uruguay in St Petersburg on July 10.