With the summer transfer window only a couple of months away now, Anthony Martial’s future at Old Trafford is becoming more and more unclear.
In recent weeks, the speculations about his future have been increased. Martial doesn’t seem that happy at Manchester, and he is facing uncertain future if Mourinho is able to secure his targets before the start of next season.
The 22 year old arrived at Old Trafford back in 2015 from French side Monaco for a fee that could rise to £57 million. His debut season couldn’t have gone better.
He finished 2015/16 season as the club’s top scorer with 17 goals in all competitions. Also, in this season Martial won his first trophy as a Red.
But, his status changed suddenly when Mourinho arrived at the club along with a new style of playing. A new manager didn’t trust his abilities so he was in constant battle with Marcus Rashford for a spot on the left-wing.
His future was thrown into question as he was not a favourite of the boss, but he regained form towards the end of the season and appeared in both the Carabao Cup and Europa League wins, to claim his third and fourth trophy as a United player.
Last season was not the best for him so he came back hungry and focused. He won the award for Manchester’s player of the month 3 times this season.
Again, things went downhill since the arrival of Alexis Sánchez. Since then, Manchester United have played 6 games and Martial have been dropped for 4 times. His confidence has obviously been dented.
Martial has shown many times that he deserves better treatment. It’s obvious that Martial is going to find it very hard to establish himself at United under Mourinho.
Departure looks like the best solution. Under the right manager he could fulfill his potential but with Mourinho it is a waste of time. He just needs to be given time and a run in the side, and it’s inevitable he can be one of the best players in Europe.
Age and talent are both on his side.
Written by Rijad Abaza
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