Revealed: How Manchester United held onto Anthony Martial last summer

by Marwan Harraz

Manchester United were reportedly lucky to hold onto Anthony Martial during the last transfer window after his agent hinted at a move away from the club.

The Frenchman is currently embroiled in a contract negotiation with the club which has seemingly taken months on end with no end in sight.

With the winger’s contract expiring next summer, United must surely feel the need to tie him up quickly so they don’t lose him for free.

It’s understood that clubs in Italy are the ones most interested in Martial but fans are frustrated the club allowed such a situation to arise.

Nonetheless there’s still hope the youngster will renew his contract before clubs can approach him to sign him for free.

According to the Express, Manchester Evening News report that the Red Devils only held onto Anthony due to the early closure of the summer transfer window, otherwise he would’ve departed.

Jose Mourinho has recently admitted he’s pleased with the former AS Monaco man and there can’t be a better time to conclude negotiations.

Martial is in fine form in recent matches and must be rewarded with a new contract in a similar manner to which Luke Shaw was as well.

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