Manchester United (England) striker Anthony Martial (27) is open to the possibility that he will continue to accompany him next season. Because it was originally classified as ‘out of power’, there were prospects that it would be included in the release list this summer, but a word from manager Eric Ten Hag (53, Netherlands) hit a new phase.
Reporter Fabrizio Romano, an expert on the European football transfer market, said on social network service (SNS) on the 16th (Korean time), “Director Ten Hag said, ‘From my point of view, when asked if Martial will remain at Manchester United next season, I replied ‘yes’,” he said.스포츠토토
It is truly a ‘reversal’. Initially, Martial had not shown much success in the past two seasons, and this season also suffered from various injuries such as hamstrings, Achilles, back muscles, and thighs, and was not very helpful, so it was predicted that he would be released during the upcoming summer transfer market.
In fact, Martial only scored 8 goals and 9 assists in 47 official matches wearing the Manchester United uniform over the past two seasons. It is an attack point number that can never be satisfied, considering the time he was away from the front line due to a dismissal discipline and knee injury, and excluding the time he left for a short-term lease in Seville (Spain) in January of last year. This season, he scored 7 goals and 3 assists in 19 games in all competitions.
Martial was more likely to be pushed out of his position this summer as Manchester United planned to reinforce their frontline striker and were aiming for Victor Osimen (24, Naples) and Harry Kane (29, Tottenham Hotspur). Naturally, observations came one after another that he could push for a transfer himself. However, with Ten Hag’s comments, the airflow has changed, and he is running in the atmosphere of wearing a Manchester United uniform in the new season.
Correspondent Romano said: “Ten Haag said, ‘Martial is a great player. I can definitely say that he has the qualities to play at the highest level. He helps a lot when he is healthy and without injuries and he can help United play better. “There is,” he added.
Martial is regarded as Manchester United’s representative recruitment ‘failure’. He recorded a huge transfer fee of 80 million euros (approximately 115 billion won) including options in 2015, and he received expectations and attention to the extent that he was called ‘the second Henry’, but he showed poor performance every season.