Manchester United can’t afford to let Anthony Martial leave Old Trafford but must not be made fools by the ongoing situation.
The Frenchman has multiple reports linking him with a host of European clubs from Chelsea to Juventus but there remains hope the case will be resolved.
It all began with Martial being promised a new deal but with nothing happening he decided to take things to the next level.
Rumours soon spread that he was apparently unhappy with his match time and even with his position as he’s been shunted out wide.
Jose Mourinho has made it clear that he’s happy with his attacking options and will focus on reinforcing his defence and midfield though he may be forced in addressing his frontline should things escalate.
Recent reports claimed that Anthony is willing to sign a new contract but he will definitely feel he has the upper hand in negotiations.
Unfortunately it appears as though United’s poor policy in terms of renegotiating their players contracts has once more come back to haunt them.
The problem could be a financial one for the club but it was their own silliness that may end up costing them with all the aforementioned players as well as Anthony Martial.
However, the former AS Monaco man is perhaps the least dispensable player given his limitless potential but the club can’t afford to be made fools out of either.
Mourinho luckily can claim he has nothing to do with it all given how he’s not in charge of the Red Devils’ contract renegotiations but he’ll certainly be furious if it’s not all dealt with correctly.
Ed Woodward must now once again show his prowess in negotiations and ensure the club don’t lose face as well as keep who the manager wants to keep in order to use the resources more efficiently in the upcoming transfer window.