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Romano says struggling Manchester United forward ‘could leave in January’

Manchester United 'willing' to sell Anthony Martial next summer.
Manchester United 'willing' to sell Anthony Martial next summer. (Photo by Fran Santiago/Getty Images)

Anthony Martial could leave Manchester United in the upcoming transfer window

According to Fabrizio Romano’s The Daily Briefing (h/t CaughtOffside). Anthony Martial could leave Manchester United in the January transfer window.

The Red Devils aren’t enjoying the best of seasons so far, and Erik ten Hag could do well to make adjustments to the team in January if the chance arises.

There was no chance for Martial to join anyone in the summer, however, at present, he is likely the only player of Man Utd whom somebody might look to buy. The 27-year-old’s situation will be interesting to watch in the coming months since he might be more desirable once he becomes a free agent.

Anthony Martial of Manchester United.
Anthony Martial of Manchester United. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Fabrizio said:

“There are also fresh rumours surrounding Anthony Martial’s future, and my understanding is that the situation remains same as July/August; with an important proposal, Martial could leave in January.”

“Otherwise, Man United would be happy to keep him as part of the rotations. He was never actually close to leaving in the summer as Man Utd never received an important bid for him at that time.”

It would be interesting to see if United choose to exercise their option to extend Martial’s contract for one additional season. Martial is now under contract until the end of the current campaign. Ten Hag appears to be content with either scenario, as Romano notes, as he currently has few options in a lot of sectors but recognises that departures might be necessary.

Ten Hag was forced to deploy men out of position most weeks after United brought in seven players during the summer transfer window, but they are still no closer to resolving their current injury crisis.

The only senior out-and-out striker who can step in for Rasmus Hojlund in the event of an injury is Martial, but his personal injury history doesn’t exactly inspire confidence.

Manchester United forward Rasmus Hojlund is the only striker the club have after Anthony Martial. (Image- Manchester United/Getty Images)
Manchester United forward Rasmus Hojlund is the only striker the club have after Anthony Martial. (Image- Manchester United/Getty Images)

When they need to raise money, the Red Devils cannot afford to lose the senior team members as free agents. Martial is an interesting option to keep.

Martial has struggled to pique anyone’s curiosity, though, because of his injury issues and inconsistent play. We are yet to learn whether United will choose to take advantage of Martial’s one-year contract extension.

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The only option left is to wait and see how this situation pans out. Right now, there is no clear path for his future.

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