Despite the speculations surrounding the future of French and Manchester United forward Anthony Martial, Jose Mourinho has revealed that he wants the player to be at the club next season and beyond, according to report.
Martial started out this season as a fringe player but he gradually walked up the ladder and displayed Marcus Rashford to a place in the first team of Mourinnho.
His regular game time was cut short after Manchester United signed Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal as the Chile forward has been preferred over him or Rashford. Martial has featured in 26 Premier League games for Manchester United this season but 16 of those cameos have come from the bench and the star player is said to be unhappy over his situation at the club.
Martial is yet to feature for Manchester United since their win over Chelsea on the 25th of February where he was substituted in the second half of the game. Martial was on the bench for both legs of Man United Champions League games against Sevilla.
Speculations emerged sometime last week that Martial will force a move out of Manchester United at the end of the season, this was the claim of a Journalist.
Mourinho reckons that he will sign another attacker next summer and despite speculations surrounding the future of Martial, he is wanted at Old Trafford.
“We have Alexis, we have Romelu Lukaku, we have Martial, we have Rashford,” Mourinho said on February 9. “Rashford can play on the left and on the right, Alexis is exactly the same, all of them apart from Lukaku can also play from behind, they can also play as a second striker.”
“It’s bad for you [the media] because you like to have things to write and things to speculate especially in the summer, but I don’t want attacking players so don’t speak about attacking players coming here because nobody is coming here.
“Juan Mata, Lukaku, Rashford, Martial, Alexis. I don’t want attacking players so for speculation in the summer you have to go to other areas, but for attacking players I am really happy.”
He is valued at 65,00 Mill. € according to transfermarkt.