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Mourinho will allow Martial leave Man United on two conditions

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has reluctantly agreed to allow Anthony Martial leave Old Trafford this summer, but only if two conditions are met.

According to a report in the Mirror, Mourinho was initially against allowing the talented 22-year-old French forward leave United after he made it clear he wanted to move on at the end of last season, however the Portuguese coach has now decided that he would rather allow a player that is unhappy leave.

However, Mourinho has made it clear to his club’s board that he is against selling Martial to a Premier League rival, with Chelsea and Spurs both said to be preparing bids for the attacker.

The Red Devils CEO Ed Woodward was also said to be against allowing the player leave, but he is also said to have softened his stance and is prepared to sanction a deal for £60 million.

Martial moved to Old Trafford from Monaco in 2015 for an initial £36 million, that could potentially reach £58 million if certain stipulations are met, and Woodward is determined to recoup all of that outlay and some.

The 22-year-old made himself an instant fan favourite at United when he came off the bench against Liverpool on his debut to score a wonderful solo goal. However, he has struggled to nail down a regular starting spot since Mourinho took over as manager in the summer of 2016.

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