Jose Mourinho has no intentions of selling Anthony Martial this summer – report

by Leo Nieboer

Jose Mourinho has no intentions of selling Anthony Martial this summer and Manchester United will only let him leave if he requests a transfer, according to reports.

The Frenchman endured a torrid second half of the 2017/18 campaign, failing to a score a single goal since the arrival of Alexis Sanchez, whose presence on the left hand side has reduced him to just six Premier League starts in four months.

Various reports have suggested that Martial will seek pastures new in the summer, with Juventus, Chelsea and Bayern Munich among the clubs reportedly interested.

But according to M.E.N‘s Samuel Buckhurst, Mourinho, despite criticising the 22-year-old following defeat to Brighton and Hove Albion, continues to view Martial as part of his plans and will only let him leave if he chooses to seek a new club.

Interest in Willian and, more recently, Gareth Bale has provided a strong impression that the Portuguese boss wants to add more to his attack this summer having grown frustrated with the decision making of his players over the 2017/18 campaign.

Such an overhaul would seemingly entail the departure of Martial, who has strayed further and further away from Mourinho’s starting XI.

But he is a player with immense talent, and the club knows that. Even Mourinho knows that. And he will have the chance over pre-season, with various senior members returning late due to the World Cup, to remind his manager of why supporters admire him more than almost any other United player.


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