Anthony Martial began playing youth football for Les Ulis. He began his professional career at Lyon, and then transferred to AS Monaco in 2013 for a fee of €6 million.
He was a member of Monaco’s squad for two seasons, and signed for Manchester United in 2015 for an initial fee of £36 million, which could potentially rise to £57.6 million.
Martial hit the ground running as he scored a wonderful goal against rivals Liverpool after coming on as a substitute on his Manchester United debut.
Last season, he was United’s top scorer, with 14 goals scored in all competitions.
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However, he has endured a tough start to the 2016-2017 season under new manager José Mourinho.
Former Chelsea striker Cascarino wrote about the drop in Martial’s form in The Times, stating:
“The defeat by City exemplified Mourinho’s issue with wingers. He wants them to be runners, thinking as much — if not more — about tracking their full back as they do about attacking. If they have a decent crossing ability then that helps.”
He further wrote: “His (Martial’s) future may depend on whether the fans side with their star or their manager.
“Marcus Rashford is another young player with a problem because he will not start ahead of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the only other position that he could play would be out wide. That would be a complete waste. All fans like seeing young players, particularly locals lads, doing well. Failing to get the most out of Rashford and Martial could become a real issue for Mourinho.”
Times: Martial doesn't fit the mould for a winger for Mourinho. Mourinho wishes he had a winger like Chelsea's Willian. #mufc
— Man United News (@UtdUpdates_) September 12, 2016
Cascarino also hints at Martial leaving Old Trafford in his statements.
He said: “Martial needs freedom and licence to attack and not have to worry constantly about defending — he won’t get that under Mourinho and, given all his talent, I can’t see him being too willing to change his style.”
Do you agree with Cascarino’s opinions? Is Anthony Martial’s Manchester United career really at stake?