Reason Why Anthony Martial Could Stay Put At United For Another Season

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After an abysmal end to last season, it looked clear to anyone that was following the Premier League that Anthony Martial just didn’t quite have his heart set at playing for Manchester United anymore.

The Frenchman struggled on more than one occasion despite offering glimpses of his ability during the first half of the campaign.

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho didn’t help matters by leaving the forward out more often than not to accommodate the likes of Marcus Rashford, Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard, and even Alexis Sanchez.

And it seems as if that period on the bench was enough to frustrate the French star, who promised so much after signing from Monaco under then manager Louis van Gaal.

The wantaway winger made his feelings very clear during the season break, especially after it was revealed that Martial was dropped from the French squad that traveled to Russia for the World Cup – a decision that was made due to the lack of appearances for the 22-year-old at United.

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But after months of speculation, it seems as if the impending transfer has fallen through, as Mirror are reporting that Martial has rejoined the squad for training ahead of their game in Munich, soon after he unceremoniously left the US pre-season tour for the birth of his son.

United were reportedly asking for £80 million for their man, a number that deterred several suitors and practically left Martial without any buyers.

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While a switch for Chelsea winger Willian was also offered, the Red Devils apparently saw no sense in replacing a 22-year-old with a soon to be 30-year-old in Willian.

With Thursday set as deadline day, it appears as if Martial will indeed still play for Manchester United in the coming season, even though his antics have left his manager fuming, and could result in another spell on the bench for the winger.

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