- Anthony Martial wants to leave Manchester United this summer confirms his agent Philippe Lamboley
- Martial has been frozen out of the Man United starting XI ever since Alexis Sanchez’s arrival at the club
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Anthony Martial has been quietly plotting a move away from Manchester United after a disappointing 2017/18 season under Jose Mourinho. According to latest Anthony Martial Transfer News, player’s agent Philippe Lamboley has shockingly come out confirming Martial’s decision to leave the club in the summer with many clubs trying to sign the French forward as per the Latest Man Utd Transfer News. Martial was frozen out of the starting XI ever since Alexis Sanchez joined Manchester United in January and Martial’s agent discussed that and much more in a detailed interview given to the French media outlet RMC. Martial’s agent Philippe Lamboley spoke at length with RMC about the side effects Martial has had to endure given the lack of playing time, new signings and how fans have impacted his decision to stick around and not demand a transfer move away from Old Trafford.
Martial’s agent says United do not see Martial as an important player
Philippe Lamboley believes that Manchester United do not see Martial as an important part of their squad as negotiations between the player and the club have stalled for months. Lamboley said: “After thinking about all the possibilities, Anthony wants to leave Manchester United. There are many possibilities, for now it is premature to talk about. Anthony will speak later to discuss it all.
“United wants to extend Anthony and does not want him to leave but we do not find agreement for several months. I think when United, the most powerful club in the world, is not in agreement in eight months of negotiations, it’s that they don’t really want to make him an important player in the team. This is why the decision has come.”
Martial’s season derailed since the January transfer window
Philippe Lamboley continued alluding to the impact Alexis Sanchez’s arrival made on Martial’s season which had started with a flurry of goals and assists. Lamboley said: “It is important to remember that this season he scored 11 goals and provided ten assists in five months. He was elected three times players of the month by the fans. Then came the January transfer window. I will not comment on the consequences of the January transfer window. Everyone will have their opinion, I think we need to resume his career. The time has come
“It is a deliberate decision. It is clear and it is very important to remember that he is under contract, Manchester United have the last word and that we will respect the decision of the club, he will go after his commitment.”
Martial has the full support of Man United fans
Despite the Man Utd Latest News signaling Martial’s exit from the club, it is worth noting that Anthony Martial has a very dedicated support from the club’s fans. A certain section of the United fanbase (Martial FC) are hellbent on seeing Martial start every match despite making little impact on games since January. Concluding his interview about Anthony Martial Transfer News with RMC, player’s agent also signaled to the fact how the United fans have been a reason for Martial’s stay at the club.
Lamboley said: “I can tell you that without the unconditional support of the fans, Anthony would have already asked to leave United.” With Martial supposedly on his way out of the club, Jose Mourinho could take a dip in the transfer market and look to sign a new attacker with players like Gareth Bale, Douglas Costa, Antoine Griezmann, and Kylian Mbappe linked with a move to Old Trafford.
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