Anthony Martial nears Manchester United exit as he leaves USA tour

Tyler Owen
July 27, 2018

Anthony Martial is "incredible", says Wayne Rooney, with the Manchester United legend suggesting that it would be a mistake for Jose Mourinho to sell the Frenchman this summer.

Inter are keen to sign a full-back this summer and Darmian features prominently on their shortlist of targets, but it is apparent that they are yet to table a compelling enough bid.

This saga, however, should take an interesting turn soon, as Leicester City are not at all interested in selling the Englishman. Let us know in the comments section below.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho declined to answer when asked if he would be confident of challenging for the Premier League title next season with no further additions to his squad.

He added: "We will see what happens".

Martial's future at United is now in doubt with the player's agent revealing his wishes to leave due to a lack of playing time under Mourinho.

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The 27-year-old said there was a buzz about the team as the players take on the Spanish coach's tactics, most notably a high-tempo, pressing game.

And he believes the obvious lack of consistency can't be acceptable to Mourinho either if he wants to remain in the Old Trafford hotseat beyond this season.

However, the United boss would prefer to keep the versatile Italy defender for the opening game against Leicester on August 10 after Antonio Valencia was sent home from the club's USA tour with a torn calf muscle and new £19m signing Diogo Dalot was ruled out until September as he recovers from a knee injury.

He also played every Premier League minute for Leicester after a £17m move from Championship side Hull City. He puts the previous criticism regarding his weight down to the way he is built, stating, 'Yeah, of course I always look big because I'm bigger built.

"But I think once you do get to know him, you just keep him happy".

With Ashley Young still recovering from the World Cup, Shaw will have the chance he needs right at the start of the season to prove why he should be United's first choice left-back.

The player, for his part, seemed open to a move of a club of United's stature when speaking to the Sun recently.

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