According to rumors, Anthony Martial is expected to meet with Manchester United executives to discuss his future at Old Trafford. The Frenchman has fallen down the United pecking order in recent years, and the acquisition of Rasmus Hojlund has made it even more difficult for him to play regular first-team football.
This summer, Martial is thought to have surfaced as a target for numerous European clubs, and an exit appears to be on the horizon. According to The Mirror, the 27-year-old will undertake negotiations with United in the near future, with Inter Milan and Fenerbahce also interested in his services.
West Ham are also thought to be interested in bringing Martial to the London Stadium, with talkSPORT reporting that talks between the Hammers and United are now underway. However, talks are reported to be in their early stages, suggesting that Inter or Fenerbahce could still try to hijack the deal in the coming weeks.
However, due to a dearth of fit strikers at United, Erik ten Hag could put a halt to Martial’s departure. With Martial out of contract next summer, the Red Devils may struggle to exact a high cost.
It comes after United’s official video game partner, eFootball, claimed Mason Greenwood could be reintroduced to the first-team squad in the near future. The Red Devils have sidelined the 21-year-old striker since January, but an announcement on his future is expected soon, with United having finished their internal inquiry into the striker.
Following Greenwood’s imprisonment last year, the makers of eFootball decided to delete his name and likeness from their 2022 database. However, he has been restored into the game for this season, implying that Greenwood’s return to action is possible.
It remains to be known whether he will be welcomed back into the fold, since United officials took months to reach a final decision during their probe. Meanwhile, when pressed on the subject during preseason, Ten Hag reiterated that he will accept whatever the Red Devils chose to do with Greenwood, regardless of his own feelings.
“It’s a club decision,” the Dutchman explained. “Of course, I’ve expressed my thoughts and opinions, but it’s a club decision.” That is something we must all accept. I can’t say much about it, but I can say that I voiced my view on it, so let’s see what happens and what decision is made.”
A number of United fans have previously spoken out against Greenwood’s prolonged presence, with one fan group recently encouraging the club to’make the right decision’ by refusing to bring him back. Meanwhile, it has been stated that United are delaying their decision in order to consult with its female players who are presently competing in the Women’s World Cup.