#Transfer : SPORTS : Jose Mourinho supports decision to give Anthony Martial a new Manchester United contract


Anthony Martial was dropped from the squad after United_s defeat to Brighton


Jose Mourinho is privately supporting Manchester United’s decision to give Anthony Martial a new contract, according to reports. The Manchester United manager was open to selling Martial this summer as he was unhappy with the 22-year-old’s attitude and wanted the club to sign a more experienced attacker who is capable of playing on the flanks.

But United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward vetoed the sale and was adamant that Martial would not be allowed to leave Old Trafford. United are now in talks to extend Martial’s contract and have offered the forward a new five-year deal. Martial has less than a year remaining on his current deal, although United do have the option to extend his contract until 2020.

Jose Mourinho is backing the decision to award Anthony Martial a new deal



Woodward’s decision to award Martial a new contract appears to undermine Mourinho’s authority as United manager. But according to the Daily Mirror, Mourinho is ‘fully on board’ with United’s decision to extend Martial’s stay at Old Trafford. Earlier this week, reports in France claimed that Martial is being used as a pawn in the ongoing disagreement with Mourinho and Woodward.




Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s