Truth be told, Anthony Martial is unhappy at Manchester United. The 21-year-old striker has rarely featured for Jose Mourinho’s side this season, and when he has been given opportunities, he has not impressed to the level expected of him, so much so that the odds are against him. The Bet365 app is available for fans who may love to check the latest odds on Martial.
The former Monaco man joined United in a deal rising to £58m at the beginning of last season, impressing fans and critics of his hefty transfer fee, but his performances put a stop to all the questions hanging around his name.
His lack of games this season has led to wide talk of seeking a transfer away, but Manchester United feel he is a very special talent, and must be given all the time needed to succeed at The Theatre of Dreams.
One person who may not be willing to part with the Frenchman is the manager, Jose Mourinho. While Martial needs a run of games to rediscover his best form, and given his age, maybe all he needs is a mixture of love and constructive criticisms. The Portuguese may be averse to selling the forward based on a similar experience with a youngster with plenty of potential, who was not willing to be rotated alongside other players.
While at Chelsea, Mourinho inherited a squad full of brimming young attacking talents like Eden Hazard, Oscar, Victor Moses while signing the likes of Andre Schurrle and Willian. The then 21 year old Belgian started the first two games, impressing at the start of the 2013/14 season against the likes of Stoke City and Manchester United.
However, everything went downhill from there. He struggled to impose himself on the first team, and was loaned to Werder Bremen in January 2014, where he shone like a million stars in his half season at the Weserstadion. He was then signed by Wolfsburg for a paltry £18m, and shone so brightly in the colours of the German top flight that he got signed to Manchester City for a club record £55m some 18 months ago.
We wouldn’t want to sell Martial and then see him fulfill his potential at a rival club just like De Bruyne. However, if he doesn’t raise his game, he may get frustrated on the bench and have his heart set on a move away from the 20-time English champions. There is no better manager knows how dangerous that could be, as De Bruyne has haunted his former manager when they have faced off.