Manchester United have ‘no intention’ of selling Anthony Martial this summer

Manchester United have ‘no intention’ of selling Anthony Martial this summer

Anthony Martial

Manchester United have ‘no intention’ of selling Anthony Martial this summer

According to BBC journalist Simon Stone, Premier League giants Manchester United have absolutely no intention of granting Anthony Martial’s wish to depart the club this summer.

Gifted youngster

Martial, a 22-year-old French international attacker, made the move to Old Trafford from Monaco in the summer of 2015 for a fee with the potential to rise to £58 million, following a breakout campaign at the Stade Louis.

After an excellent debut campaign in English football, during which he found the net on 11 occasions in the Premier League, Martial struggled to maintain his form during the 2016/17 season, notching just 4 times in the league.

He did enjoy a more prolific campaign this time around, having racked up 9 goals and 5 assists in the Premier League, but the 18-time capped Les Bleus’ international nevertheless managed starts in just 18 of United’s 38 league outings.

SWANSEA, WALES – AUGUST 19: Anthony Martial of Manchester United shows appreciation to the fans after the Premier League match between Swansea City and Manchester United at Liberty Stadium on August 19, 2017 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

‘Wants to leave’

Martial’s lack of a guaranteed starting place under Jose Mourinho, coupled with Alexis Sanchez’s arrival at the club in January, led to mounting rumours over recent months that the Lyon youth product could be on the move this summer.

As such, when Martial’s agent, Philippe Lamboley, confirmed in an interview with RMC Sport last night that the Frenchman had set his sights on a departure from Old Trafford over the coming months, it didn’t come as a massive surprise:

‘Anthony is sad about his situation at Manchester. He loves the club and the fans, he showed it for 3 years.’

‘I can tell you that without the unconditional support of the fans, Anthony would have already asked to leave United.’

‘He was elected three times players of the month by the fans. Then arrived the transfer window of January. I will not comment on the consequences of this transfer window.’

‘After thinking about all the possibilities and parameters, Anthony wants to leave Manchester United.’

‘When you don’t find an agreement with the biggest club in the world about a new contract, it’s probably the club don’t want it.’

Staying put?

The aftermath of Lamboley’s revelation has since led to widespread speculation regarding where exactly Martial could end up this summer, with all of Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham, Bayern Munich and Juventus rumoured to hold an interest in the gifted attacker’s services.

However, one scenario which has been far less mooted in the media is the one in which Manchester United simply refuse to sell Martial over the coming months, with Simon Stone of the BBC having reported exactly that this afternoon, revealing that the Red Devils in fact have ‘no intention’ of allowing the former Monaco man to leave the club this summer:

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June 14, 2018 at 05:34AM


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