Report: Anthony Martial set to make shock Manchester United contract U-turn

Anthony Martial is set to make a shock contract U-turn by signing a new five-year contract according to report’s today.

The French forward has been widely expected to leave Manchester United after failing to impress Jose Mourinho, with Chelsea and Tottenham two of the clubs interested in his signature.

The Portuguese boss was thought to be open to the club selling the United number 11, while the club were thought to be unwilling to sell to a Premier League rival.

Bayern Munich, Juventus and PSG were also linked with having an interest, although no bid materialised, with PSG being committed to spending £160 million on Kylian Mbappe and Juventus landing the £100m capture of Cristiano Ronaldo.

However, despite clearly not being happy at Old Trafford, and his strained relationship with Jose Mourinho, The Times are today reporting that he is set to make a shock U-turn by signing a new five-year deal, as he now believes that his boss will be heading out of the United exit door before he will.

The news of Martial’s potential new deal is a further example of growing tensions at Old Trafford, especially between Jose Mourinho and Ed Woodward, with the executive vice chairman failing to sign two key players for his manager this summer.

Officially, United are still backing their manager, but a defeat to Burnley on Sunday to make it three on the spin would officially throw their season into chaos.

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