One can’t exactly claim they didn’t see this coming. Anthony Martial is one of the finest players at Manchester United, and his antics during his tenure at Old Trafford have been nothing shy of remarkable.
However, what has plagued him throughout his time is lack of game time and not being offered a consistent and long-term role. And he can’t be blamed there either, as it is due to the star power at the club, particularly in their attack.
While this was eventually solved by switching him around, wherein the one-time striker now memorably conquers the left attacking flank, this winter shut even that. The arrival of Alexis Sanchez all but put that starting spot to a full-stop.
Now, things may have finally led to peak frustration for the Frenchman.
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As per French outlet RMC Sport, Martial has refused United’s offer of a new bumper extension to his contract, and has decided that he wants to leave the club in the summer.
To further this saga, Juventus, Tottenham, and Atletico Madrid are all believed to be heavily interested in making the signing. Also adding to the murmur are prior claims that PSG would be eager to purchase him as well, if the chance showed itself.
All signs seem to indicate a probable departure in the coming window, with the player’s agent, Philippe Lamboley, stating: “Will he stay in Manchester in the summer? I’m sorry, but at the moment I cannot say anything else about it.”
Despite scoring 11 goals and notching 7 assists, the player has not started Premier League football in four games, and was surprisingly an unused substitute in the Manchester derby.
At the moment, with rumors of further attacking shuffles being discussed for the summer, the able Frenchman might be best suited to seek an exit away from the club.