New revelations had it that Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has finally run out of patience with France international Anthony Martial and has told the player he will be able to leave the Old Trafford club.
According to reports in The Sun, the Portuguese tactician is already frustrated at the 21-year-old’s inability to maintain consistent performances. And as things stand now, it seems almost certain that he will be leaving the club in the summer.
Speaking ahead of Manchester United’s EFL Cup semi-final second-leg against Hull City on Thursday evening, manager Jose Mourinho, when asked if Martial had lost his focus, replied that he do not actually think Martial has lost his focus. He only felt he (Martial) failed to take with both hands a big opportunity he had.
“So this is the reality.” he proceeded, “We have Rashford, Lingard, Mata, Mkhitaryan, Martial and I cannot give the same player chance after chance after chance and not consider the effort of the others.”
Martial has been subject of recent interest from title leaders Chelsea who were reportedly ready to offer the Old Trafford club around £56 million to bring him to Stamford Bridge. The Frenchman arrived at United in the summer of 2015 for an initial fee of £36 million.