Anthony Martial’s days at Manchester United are reportedly ‘numbered’ following the return of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Once heralded by both the hierarchy and fans at Old Trafford, as well as being trusted by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to lead United’s frontline, potentially resulting in Romelu Lukaku’s departure, Martial now finds himself at the fringes.
He’s now behind Cristiano Ronaldo, Edinson Cavani, and Mason Greenwood in the striker’s spot, while both Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho are primed to start ahead of him on both flanks.
In 2019, United’s co-chairman Joel Glazer allegedly intervened and ‘thwarted’ Jose Mourinho’s attempt to sign Ivan Perisic due to his faith in the French forward.
In a frustrating turn of events, Glazer might now be willing to get rid of Martial following the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus, accepting the reality that the former AS Monaco sensation, who was also handed an eye-watering £200,000-a-week contract in 2019, has not ‘delivered on their investment’, the Mirror have reported.
The 25-year-old, who scored in France’s 1-1 draw at Ukraine in a World Cup qualifying round on Saturday, was linked with a return to Ligue 1 with either Paris Saint-Germain or Lyon on deadline day, but the move didn’t materialize.
Nevertheless, if Martial keeps falling down the pecking order, it’ll be better for the club to cut their losses in January or next summer.