Manchester United forward Anthony Martial has decided against pushing for an exit this summer and he is now prepared to fight for his future under manager Jose Mourinho.
Earlier on Tuesday, a report suggested that Mourinho has become frustrated with Martial’s antics on and off the field and he would prefer to offload the attacker before the end of the month.
However, in response, the club’s hierarchy are understood to have ruled out the Frenchman’s sale and this has seemingly encouraged Martial to fight for his position at Old Trafford, The Sun reports.
Martial had been a regular starter for United during the first six months of the previous campaign but the winter arrival of Alexis Sanchez meant that he had to sacrifice his preferred left-wing role which hampered his form.
As such, he could only manage one assist between the months of February and May and he has yet to open his tally for the current campaign after drawing blank in the shock defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion last weekend.
Martial is presently competing with Alexis Sanchez, Marcus Rashford, Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard for the wider positions but basically, the former could be regarded as a constant on the left side of the attack.
The former Monaco man has genuinely struggled to make an impact when slotted into the right-wing position but he surely needs to improve on his showing sooner rather than later, if he is to earn a new contract on a decent wage rise.
Back in December 2017, Martial’s representative Philippe Lambotey had enquired with the hierarchy regarding a contract extension but his attempt came to no avail with the board genuinely not interested in discussing on the same. Martial’s present deal expires in the summer of 2019 but United have the option to trigger a 12-month extension clause.
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