Antony Martial tipped to leave Manchester United if a replacement can be found
Although the Frenchman is the club’s second-highest scorer, Hislop believes he has looked unhappy at the club this season. He would not be surprised if Martial seeks a move this summer.
“I can see Martial departing Old Trafford.”
Martial has played more centrally for United this season following the departure of Romelu Lukaku. The injury sustained by ace Marcus Rashford also gave him plenty of chances to shine as the main man up front.
Despite his success, Hislop believes he will push for a move if United bring in attacking reinforcements. The Red Devils have been linked with a number of strikers, and among them are Moussa Dembele and Timo Werner.
Hislop has, however, conceded that United will not let the player go as things stand. He has attributed it to the lack of world-class players in the squad at this point in time.
“It makes sense for Martial to look for an exit right now, it just doesn’t make sense for Manchester United and they’re holding the cards.”
Still just 24, Martial still has a long way to go before he calls it quits. Signed for an initial fee of £36million in 2015, he was then the most expensive teenager in world football. (h/t ESPN)
Martial got off to the best of starts as he came off the bench to score against arch-rivals Liverpool on his debut. He went on to score four goals in his first four games as he won the Premier League Player of the Year award in his first month in England.
Sadly, that promise has grown stale of late. Capable of playing anywhere along the front line, he has since made 208 appearances for United. This has seen him score 64 goals and 34 assists. (h/t Transfermarkt)
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Martial still remains a key member of the squad. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been ruthless when it comes to players not performing.
The Frenchman has enjoyed a fruitful season and will need to keep performing as long as he is at the club. He may not turn out to be the world-beater we hoped he would be, but he is still an excellent player to call upon.