Man United don’t want to sell 22-year-old linked with Tottenham – report

Manchester United don't want to sell Tottenham Hotspur target Anthony Martial this summer, according to a report

Manchester United forward Anthony Martial Photo: The Sport Review

Manchester United aren’t looking to sign Anthony Martial this summer despite the forward’s desire to leave Old Trafford, according to a report.

Sky Sports News is reporting that the Red Devils view Martial as part of their long-term plans at the 20-time English champions under Jose Mourinho.

The same article states that Manchester United want Martial to sign a contract extension to secure his long-term future at Old Trafford.

However, Martial’s agent Philippe Lamboley confirmed that the France striker wants to leave the Premier League runners up in the current transfer window.

Sky Sports News go on to confirm that Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur have a “long-standing interest” in the France international.

Martial has struggled to hold down a regular starting spot in the Manchester United team since Jose Mourinho replaced Louis van Gaal in May 2016.

The French centre-forward impressed in his first season under Dutch coach Van Gaal following his £36m move to Manchester United from AS Monaco in the 2015 summer transfer window.

Mourinho hasn’t been afraid to criticise Martial during his Old Trafford tenure so far to fuel talk of the French starlet leaving the three-time European champions.

Manchester United finished as FA Cup and Premier League runners up last term.

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