The player’s future has been uncertain this summer
Anthony Martial joined Manchester United from Monaco for £36 million, potentially rising to £58 million, on a four-year contract with the option of another year in 2015. Since then he has been an integral part of the team and is considered one of the best young talents in the world.
The France International started last season off brightly and was regular during the first half of the season under Jose Mourinho. But since the arrival of Alexis Sanchez in the January transfer window from Arsenal, he has found minutes harder to come by and has started only 6 games since the Chilean joined.
He still managed to score 11 goals and provided 7 assists in all competitions. He was also awarded the club’s Player of the month three times.
It was thought that the 22 year old could leave the Premier League giants this summer in order to get more first team football and has been linked with a move to host of clubs. He still has a year left on his contract and the Red Devils have the option to extend it by another year.
His representative further intensified the speculations last month by claiming that his client is unhappy and wants to leave the club.
However, the Frenchman flew out with his team-mates on their pre-season tour of the US and the transfer talks went quiet. But in the middle of the tour he flew to Paris to be with his partner for the birth of their son, Swan, but he didn’t return back on him without informing the club.
This landed him in Jose Mourinho’s bad book as the manager claimed he had no idea why the player hasn’t returned yet. However, the French forward has returned and is included in Sunday’s final pre-season friendly against Bayern Munich.
Anthony Martial could be staying at Manchester United this season, according to the Mirror.
The club are not willing to him unless they find a direct replacement as talks with Chelsea for Willian has stalled.