Manchester United are suffering from their incompetence in the transfer market this summer. Adding to their woes are the reports that Mourinho has a broken relationship with numerous key players.
Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho reportedly has a strained relationship with club’s star winger Anthony Martial. The young French winger has not yet been able to earn Mourinho’s trust and has been struggling to earn regular playing time. He was linked with an exit from Old Trafford with numerous clubs emerging as the potential suitors for this 22-year-old winger. Clubs including FC Barcelona were linked and it seemed like he would leave the Manchester-based club this summer.
But, he remained at Manchester United. Now according to latest reports from CalcioMercato, Italian behemoths Juventus are still interested in signing this French winger. Earlier, it was reported that Juventus had an eye on Martial. But CalcioMercato’s latest confirms they are still interested.
However, Ed Woodward considers Anthony Martial as highly talented and believes he has what it takes to succeed at the Old Trafford. While Ed Woodward’s decision [reportedly] to table an improved contract hints at Manchester United’s plans to sack Mourinho and bring in Zidane [rumoured] as the coach of the club, it would also help United thwart Juventus’ attempts to sign Martial, as the new contract would see the Frenchman earning 9 million Euros a year.
However, it remains to be seen if Anthony Martial would agree on terms with Manchester United hierarchy when he is unsure about what future holds for their current coach Jose Mourinho, who reportedly has the backing of the club to perform better in the coming weeks.
Anthony Martial is a highly talented player who has what it takes to succeed at any club he plays for. Lack of playing will undoubtedly hinder his progress. So even if Manchester United officially table an improved contract, it is highly unlikely that he would agree to it unless they make him aware of what the future holds for their current manager. A move to Juventus, however, would also turn to become a bad decision. Juventus have a star-studded squad and he would struggle to find playing time there.