Anthony Martial, the incredible twist


By: Manu Tournoux

Erik ten Hag has insisted Manchester United have no plans to sell Anthony Martial in January, despite their difficult start to the season.

Despite Martial’s struggles in front of goal, who has scored just once in 13 Premier League appearances, the United manager has revealed the club want to keep the French striker until at least the end of the season . The former Monegasque has missed United’s last three matches due to an unknown ‘illness’, fueling speculation over his future at Old Trafford.

Asked about a possible sale ahead of his side’s 3-2 win over Aston Villa on Tuesday, Ten Hag brushed aside those rumors and told reporters: ” When we have news, I will announce it, of course, but that is not our goal. » Martial, 28, was reportedly available for a transfer this summer but opted to stay at Old Trafford for the final year of his contract, rejecting interest from clubs like West Ham and Fenerbahce. In fact, he could stay in Manchester for another campaign, as Ten Hag suggested discussions are underway for contract extensions with Martial, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof and Hannibal Mejbri, with the club having the option to extend their respective leases for an additional year.

Martial has made just 137 passes in 13 matches, playing nearly 450 minutes in the Premier League this season. His only other goal of the campaign came in a 3-0 win over Crystal Palace in the Carabao Cup.

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