Anthony Martial has decided to sign a new contract at Manchester United, irrespective of whether Jose Mourinho remains at the club next season.
Mourinho’s job was under great danger two weeks ago, but since then, Martial has risen to the occasion, scoring 3 goals in the games against Newcastle and Chelsea.
The winger has managed to buy some time for his gaffer to turn things around at Old Trafford.
Last week, emerging reports stated that the Frenchman would consider signing a new contract if the club decided to sack Mourinho at the end of this season. But Martial seems to have had a change of heart after his impressive performances in recent weeks.
RMC Sport now claim that the 22-year old wants to extend his stay at Old Trafford. According to the report, Manchester United are preparing a new contract, which they shall offer to the player ‘very soon’, which could see if earn upto €200,000 per-week.
Mourinho was keen to sell Martial before the transfer window closed this summer, but Ed Woodward stepped in and blocked the youngster’s departure. The vice-chairman, who is a huge fan of the player, wants to ensure that the club keeps hold of the Frenchman.
Moreover, Martial himself has been working hard on the training ground lately, which has reportedly impressed Mourinho and his coaching staff.
The United gaffer is said to be on the verge of handing Martial a guaranteed spot in the starting lineup, as Manchester United look to strengthen their position in the Champions League when they come up against Juventus on Tuesday.