After announcing Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United sold Daniel James to Leeds and reports have linked Anthony Martial with a move away from Old Trafford as well.
According to L’Equipe, Lyon, who have already signed Xherdan Shaqiri from Liverpool, moved in and made contact to hire the services of the French international on loan.
However, the famous French news outlet have mentioned that the 25-year-old has made his decision and that is against returning to the Ligue 1 club.
Back in 2019, the former Monaco man extended his stay with the Red Devils by signing a lucrative deal worth £250,000 a week (Sky Sports News) but he has never been able to perform at a world class level for the club.
Martial had an injury hit last campaign with the Old Trafford outfit in which he only managed to start 17 games in the Premier League and scored just 4 goals.
As far as the current season is concerned, the Les Bleus attacker has only started 1 game thus far. Ole has mainly utilized him in the center forward’s role and with the arrival of Ronaldo, it is likely that he will warm the bench more often than not.
Therefore in all fairness, Anthony Martial should move away from Man Utd to play regular first-team football that is going to be significant if he wants to play for France in the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
In your view, should he leave the club before the closure of the transfer window?