Jose Mourinho has voiced his anger over Anthony Martial’s unannounced departure from the pre-season last month.
Manchester United’s squad is undergoing an overhaul this season. The Red Devils have been in the transfer market looking for a central defender and right winger. They have been linked with a long list of names.
However, their attempts fell flat and there is very less time to react. As a result, Anthony Martial will not be allowed to leave the club as was the case otherwise.
The France international has fallen down the pecking order since the business end of last season. His agent confirmed in April that his client was unhappy, and was looking to taste new pastures. Martial believed that he did not have a positive future with the Premier League giants.
Things got even more frustrating for Martial when he was not included in France’s World Cup squad. He had to go through the agony of watching his teammates lift the biggest trophy in football without his presence. Suitors for Martial emerged in the shape of Bayern Munich and Tottenham Hotspur.
In addition, it is looking increasingly likely Anthony Martial will remain @ManUtd beyond Thursday. Club not actively looking to sell at this stage.
— Simon Stone (@sistoney67) August 6, 2018
A swap deal involving Willian and Chelsea was also on the cards, but with just three days left until the Premier League’s transfer window shuts, things have still not gotten concrete. Willian has committed his future to Chelsea insisting that he is happy in west London.
Simon Scholes from BBC has now claimed that the 22 year old will stay in the north of England. Poor summer business and lack of squad depth has forced United to take a decision of not allowing him to leave. At the same time, it will be difficult for the winger to get back into the fray at Manchester United.
He left United’s summer camp from the United States to get back to Europe while his girlfriend delivered a baby boy. Since then, Martial has not linked up with the United squad and there are doubts surrounding his future.