Manchester United supporters have become increasingly concerned about the ongoing speculation linking Anthony Martial with an exit from the club. The Frenchman has earned just two Premier League starts since Alexis Sanchez’s arrival in January, and this appears to have broken his relationship with manager Jose Mourinho.
Martial, 22, has had his best season in the United shirt this term with 11 goals and 10 assists across all competitions, but despite this, he has not been able to command a regular starting role. As a result, the former Monaco man has been linked with a possible summer exit via RMC Sport, and this has not pleased the United faithful.
Can just see it now.. Mourinho let's Martial leave and we spend loads on Bale who in his first few games for us picks up another serious injury and ends up barely playing whilst Martial ends up smashing it getting 20+ goals for his team and playing most of the games ?
— Kyle?⚽ (@UtdKyle93) April 11, 2018
Martial leaving United will break me ?? MOURINHO OUT!!!!
— Liam Ferdinand (@LiamFerdi_) April 10, 2018
Letting Anthony Martial leave will be a huge mistake. Juan Mata and Alexis Sanchez are two players in similar positions approaching the back end of their careers. Anthony Martial is just starting off. Could be a key player for the next decade.
— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) April 10, 2018
There's something seriously wrong at Manchester United if they let Anthony Martial go next summer. Understandably he's frustrated with lack of playing time, but he is perhaps (alongside Rashford) the only bona fide world class player-to-be at the club.
— Jonas Giæver (@CheGiaevara) April 10, 2018
You must be absolutely insane if you're even entertaining the idea of selling Anthony Martial @ManUtd
— Adunni ♣️ (@J_asmineA) April 10, 2018
Martial leaving United would be an absolutely massive blow for them and the biggest indicator yet of how detrimental Mourinho's short-sighted management is.
— Benjamyn Allsopp (@BenjamynMA) April 10, 2018
Letting go of Anthony Martial would be the biggest mistake since letting Pogba go. The man has been been exceptional when given this chance this season, and has world class potential. Simply Unsellable.
— Henry. (@UtdHenry) April 10, 2018
Martial’s current deal expires at the end of next season, and talks over an extension have seemingly reached a standstill. The Frenchman had sent his representatives to discuss a new contract during December without much success, and he now appears clearly out-of-favour under Mourinho.
With Sanchez, Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford presently ahead of him in the pecking order, it would not come as a surprise, if Martial leaves the club, though the fans would undoubtedly be disappointed with the Frenchman not being able to showcase his full potential.