The rift between Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho and Anthony Martial is widely regarded to have soured to an irretrievable extent somewhat over the past few months.
However, with many speculations linking Mourinho out of Old Trafford, Martial, on the other hand, is reportedly extremely interested in signing a new contract that will see him commit his long-term future to the 13-time Premier League winners, and give his pay package a considerable boost on the £75,000 he is currently on.
The winger has just entered the last year of his contract with Man United, with reports linking likes of AC Milan, Atletico Madrid, Chelsea and Arsenal with the French forward at certain points in the off-season.
As reported by The Times, the tabloid revealed Mourinho had intention of shipping the forward out of the club as he believed Martial’s “surplus to requirements”, but with a five-year deal now on cards, it appears Martial is likely to ‘outlast’ his current manager.
It’s believed Martial’s decision to extend his stay for the birth of his son trigger the ire between him and Mourinho in which he stayed for more than he was allowed.
Mourinho took to an interview with MUTV last month revealing frustration in the winger’s decision not to return on time. The Portuguese gaffer said:
“He has the baby and after the baby is born – beautiful baby, full of health, thank god. He should be here and he is not here.”
Martial, however, was fined for this action in which he was ordered to pay around 180,000, around two-and-a-half weeks’ wages.
The French attacker joined Manchester United during Louis van Gaal’s era at Old Trafford from Ligue 1 side AS Monaco in a reported £35,000,000 and had been an impressive signing so far.
The Red Devils will look to bounce back to winning ways when they travel to Burnley this coming Sunday.