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Martial’s time at Old Trafford is up

In an exclusive column for, Mark Goldbridge explains how to fix Manchester United with the club no longer a top six side.

Does Anthony Martial have a future at Manchester United? This is a player I really like, and I believe it’s a player that Ten Hag likes.

But at some point you have to acknowledge that last season was horrific – injury-wise.

So therefore, you have got to look to move that player on, because you can’t rely on a player that is not fit, if they can’t play, you can’t work with them.

So I think that’s Ten Hag’s stance and I think that’s my stance, if Anthony Martial could stay fit for 90 per cent of the season, then I think you would use him.

The big problem that Manchester United have got, and I see fans saying all the time, ‘let’s get rid of him in January’.

You see newspaper outlets saying, ‘he’s going to get kicked out in January’, but the same thing applies, I don’t think he goes anywhere.

He’s on around £200,000-a-week, nobody is going to pay that, no-one is going to give us a transfer fee.

I think unfortunately, this is a business model that Manchester United have had in recent years, where you see Ander Herrera who is worth £25m, walking out the door for nothing at the end of his contract.

David de Gea, walking out the door, 32 years of age, £350,000-a-week, no-one would pay his wages, but he’s still worth around £20m as a goalkeeper.

And I think the same thing will happen with Martial, they won’t renew his contract and they’ll get rid of him, and another player who actually has a value, will just move out the door because we pay him too much in wages.

So I think Martial ultimately will leave as I don’t see anybody buying Martial.

I think Manchester United are just incapable of selling these players because they pay them too much money.


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