The French winger Anthony Martial has not been happy at Man United ever since his arrival three years ago. The arrival of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal in January put the 22 year old even further down the pecking order, and now his agent has made it perfectly clear that he has had enough of Old Trafford. Philippe Lamboley says that contract talks prove that United don’t want him either. “We have not reached an agreement for several months.” the agent said.
“After thinking about all the factors and possibilities, Anthony wants to leave Manchester United,”
“There are lots of factors, and right now it’s too early to talk about them.
“I think that when United, the most powerful club in the world, do not find an agreement after eight months of negotiations then they do not really want to keep such an important player in their squad. That’s why this decision has come – it’s a well-thought-out decision.
“Everyone will have their opinion but I think he needs to resume his career. The time has come.”
It would appear that the time came quite a long time ago, as according to a report in the Times earlier this year, the Gunners were keen on taking the French striker in the swap for Sanchez, rather than Mhkitaryan: “It is understood that Martial was disappointed at not having the chance to discuss a move to Arsenal in January, when the London club raised the possibility of including the forward in the swap deal that led to Henrikh Mkhitaryan leaving Old Trafford instead.” wrote Paul Hirst.
So he was obviously keen on moving to the Emirates then, so why don’t we go back and get him now? He is French, young, and would take no time to settle. Should we go back and get him now?