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Anthony Martial Manchester United

Manchester United are not close to agreeing on a new deal with star forward Anthony Martial, according to the player’s agent.

The Manchester Evening News reports that the club have taken the option of extending the Frenchman’s current deal by one year, however, Philippe Lamboley told RMC (h/t Manchester Evening News) that the two parties are far from agreeing on a deal:

“I am very pessimistic about discussions going positively.

“They’ve already sent us several offers that do not meet our expectations, starting on bases very far from our wishes. We are far from agreement for the time being.”

The report adds that there were problems between Jose Mourinho and the player, especially after the Frenchman left the team during pre-season for the birth of his child.

However, Martial has been one of our best players in the current campaign and has eight goals in all competitions.

Anthony Martial

Anthony Martial

The 23-year-old has all the tools to be one of the best in the world but has struggled for form since last season. But with Mourinho out of the picture, the youngster should be convinced to stay put at the club.

United have had their problems all over the park this season, and the latest was the 3-1 loss at the hands of Liverpool.

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For all the problems on the pitch, we have to ensure that top players such as Martial remain at the club for as long as possible.