Manchester United ace Anthony Martial opens talks with Red Devils over new contract

The club will offer to extend his current contract, which has one season left with an option of another year.


But they face a massive battle to get him committed to Old Trafford after falling down the pecking order this season.

The 22-year-old forward is rated highly among United team-mates but Mourinho started him just six times in the second half of the season after signing Alexis Sanchez.

His lack of games cost Martial a spot in France’s World Cup squad — and he needs to impress regularly next season to win his place back.

That could be away from United, even though he has settled in the city in the three years since his £57.6million move from Monaco.


United are reluctant to sell him to a Prem rival and risk him coming back to haunt them.

But they know that two years on a contract is a risky time as Martial’s value could drop dramatically in a year.


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After losing to Brighton on May 4, Mourinho took aim at Martial and Marcus Rashford, by saying their displays showed why Romelu Lukaku always started up front when fit.

Martial still managed to rack up 45 appearances in all competitions this season, netting on 11 occasions and chalking up nine assists.

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