Agent comments on Man United star’s future

Anthony Martial's agent opens up about the Manchester United striker's future

Anthony Martial
Manchester United striker Anthony Martial Photo: The Sport Review

Anthony Martial’s agent has admitted that he is “pessimistic” about talks with Manchester United about a new contract for the striker.

Martial’s current deal at Old Trafford was due to expire in the summer but the Red Devils have opted to extend his contract to keep him at the club until 2020 at least.

The 23-year-old is believed to be in talks with Manchester United about signing a new contract, but so far both parties have been unable to reach an agreement.

Speaking in an interview with RMC Sport, Martial’s representative Philippe Lamboley said: “I am very pessimistic about discussions going positively.

“They have already sent us offers that do not meet our expectations, starting on bases very far from our wishes.

“We are far from agreement, for the time being.”

Martial will be hoping to get some more regular playing time at Manchester United between now and the end of the season.

The striker will be hoping to feature when the Red Devils return to Premier League action on Saturday evening with a trip to Cardiff City.

Manchester United will be looking to try and break back into the top four between now and the end of the season following Jose Mourinho’s sacking as manager on Tuesday.

The Red Devils currently find themselves a staggering 19 points behind leaders Liverpool FC heading into the hectic festive period.

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