The Belgium global played for his national side twice during the worldwide break first against Iceland and then against Switzerland.
Cole, who recently announced his retirement from his playing career earlier this week, played for a variety of football clubs, including the likes of boyhood club West Ham United, Liverpool, Aston Villa and Coventry.
Martial has been in great form recently and scored in the 3-1 derby loss to Manchester City.
"I don't know the evolution of the new contract".
"But I was with Roberto on the phone. trying to understand the problem and evolution of the problem".
"I was in London within a couple of hours by train, so it was easy to go".
Speaking in his post-match press conference, Mourinho said his players had not attached enough importance on this game, and said there was not enough desire shown.
And Mourinho said: "The situation is that we have five central defenders, and it's a little bit hard to try to find the best combination". That couple is performing quite well.
"We've been bigging up Anthony Martial for weeks - myself included - but ultimately, he didn't perform in that game, and they're the ones that really count".
'I was happy at the beginning of the game because I looked at the game and saw our training sessions, knowing that (Wilf) Zaha doesn't defend the space in behind him.
The Eagles are desperate for points to improve on their standing on Premier League log to avoid the drop to the Championship. But there was not enough intensity or desire.
This is despite Pogba saying last week that he has "no regrets" about leaving Turin for Manchester.