Man United Ready To Sell Anthony Martial – But There’s One Problem

Manchester United's Anthony Martial looks dejected after a missed chance.

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Anthony Martial has been a sorry sight at Old Trafford. Just 22 years of age, the Frenchman has been a bundle of talent and a source of the spectacular at Manchester United.

However, his abilities aren’t viewed worthy of a regular role by Jose Mourinho, which led to Martial missing out on his call-up to the French national team for this past World Cup, resulting in him not being able to lift the grand trophy like his compatriots.

As a result, he has been reported to be more adamant than ever before to leave the Mancunian giants and start life anew. It now appears that United will oblige by letting him go, but only on their terms.

As per Mirror, Manchester United won’t let Martial be signed by Premier League rivals Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, even if they exceed his current valuation of £70 million with their opening bids.

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It is understood that this is being done in a bid to protect the club’s interest. The price tag, on the other hand, is a result of the £36 million that Monaco were initially paid for the forward’s services back in 2015, with add-ons giving the end amount a look in the range of £58 million.

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As of such, while United are aware that having an unhappy presence on their bench isn’t ideal, they aren’t ready to make a loss on the player either.

The report adds that Mourinho has instructed Ed Woodward to start looking for a potential replacement for Martial, to be purchased prior to the deadline day on August 9.

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As a result of the exclusion of the Premier League giants for the starlet’s signatures, his other top suitors, namely PSG and Bayern Munich, have emerged as likely negotiators with the higher-ups at United for his services.

Will Martial depart this window, or will United choose to trust his potential?

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