Chelsea Target Anthony Martial Could Sign New Manchester United Contract

Christopher Davidson
May 9, 2018

Manchester United have reportedly agreed a deal to allow out of favour wide man Anthony Martial to leave Old Trafford in the summer.

It's not a secret that Jose Mourinho loves the Brazilian winger, and he is keen to bring him to The Red Devils. And after a dream debut with Manchester United, coming off the bench scoring against fierce rivals Liverpool, it has not quite gone as it planned for the next "Thierry Henry".

The January signing of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal has seen Martial's game time become much more restricted than he had become accustomed to at the start of the season, with Gary Neville saying the Chilean's arrival has had a negative impact. The Portuguese boss has preferred to use Juan Mata, Marcus Rashford, and Jesse Lingard ahead of the French star leaving Martial out in the cold.

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Martial joined United from Monaco in the summer of 2015 and scored 17 goals in his debut season, but he has struggled to maintain that early form, with just 8 goals last season and 11 in this campaign. The 22-year-old former Golden Boy has been inconsistent with his performances and always looks like he is playing a notch or two lower than his actual abilities. According to Tuttosport (via the Mirror), Jose Mourinho has agreed a deal with Serie A giants Juventus for the player.

The Daily Express references reports claiming that "Ed Woodward is a huge admirer of the player and wants him to stay", but Mourinho is in the driver seat.

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