Jose Mourinho Asks Ed Woodward To Get Rid Of Manchester United Star

Jose Mourinho with Manchester United executive vice chairman Ed Woodward and Sir Bobby Charlton.

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Jose Mourinho has asked Ed Woodward to sell Anthony Martial before the transfer window closes around Europe.

Everyone knows about the deteriorated relationship between Jose Mourinho and Anthony Martial. The French International has been poor since Jose’s arrival, with the Manchester United gaffer having publicly criticized the forward for his performances.

Martial is supposedly fed up with the constant criticism, and he wanted to make a move away from Old Trafford this summer, but no club has been ready to match his valuation.

The 22-year-old had a game to forget when he made his return to the starting XI against Brighton last weekend – a game which the Red Devils surprisingly lost 3-2.

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Now, according to Star Sport, Jose Mourinho has asked Ed Woodward to sell Martial to the highest bidder, before the transfer window closes around Europe at the end of this month. However, the club executive is against the idea of selling the Frenchman.

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According to Woodward, United made an investment for the future when they bought the wide-man from Monaco in 2015. Therefore, he believes that selling the talent now would be as good as accepting that the club made another big mistake in the market.

The standoff between Ed and Jose could see the latter depart from Old Trafford. If the manager decides to pick a fight with the vice-chairman, the Glazers could decide to sack the Portuguese, as they share a close relationship with Woodward.

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Meanwhile, former Manchester United star Lee Sharpe believes that Jose Mourinho could be out of the club before Christmas, as the fans aren’t happy with the style of football, and a sacking is on the cards.

“His negative style does not fit in with the expansive football that United fans want. I think he’ll be gone before Christmas,” Sharpe told Sky Sports.

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