Anthony Martial’s Manchester United future secure as co-chairman Joel Glazer ‘considers him the club’s Pele’
- Anthony Martial’s future at Manchester United is secure due to an intervention
- Co-chairman Joel Glazer is said to view the French attacker as ‘the club’s Pele’
- He has had commitment queried by Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Anthony Martial is going nowhere as Manchester United co-chairman Joel Glazer ‘considers him to be the club’s Pele.’
The Frenchman has found life tough at Manchester United and has seen his long-term future brought under scrutiny under both Jose Mourinho and more recently Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
But according to the Mirror, the decision has been made over his future in the boardroom with Joel Glazer viewing the talented attacker as his ‘favourite player’ in the current squad.
Anthony Martial’s future at Man United has been taken out of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s hands
Co-chairman Joel Glazer (pictured, right) is said to consider the Frenchman ‘as the club’s Pele’
Martial found himself faced with the wrath of Solskjaer during the recent 1-1 draw at Old Trafford against Chelsea.
The Norwegian boss vented his anger at Martial in front of the other players in the dressing-room after leaving the Frenchman on the bench for the game.
Fans criticised the 23-year-old winger on social media on Monday after he was filmed watching his teammates in the pre-match warm-up, holding his hands behind his back and standing with one foot on a ball while they went through a series of drills.
The Frenchman has divided opinion between Solskjaer and former manager Jose Mourinho
Martial signed a new contract with United back in January which takes him through until 2023.
But there is a growing irritation that his performances have become severely lacklustre as he finds himself out of favour behind Marcus Rashford and Romelu Lukaku in United’s attack.
The former Monaco man faced a real fight to remain at the club last summer with Mourinho seemingly keen to offload him.
Two managers have been left exasperated with the Frenchman but his popularity in the boardroom appears to be enough to take away any doubts of a sale.
He has fallen out of favour with questions over his attitude as he has played from the bench
Solskjaer faces a huge rebuild this summer as he looks to bridge the gap between rivals Manchester City and Liverpool.
Defeat on the final day at home to relegated Cardiff City saw United’s stars booed off and there is a sense a number of them may not play for the club again.
Finishing sixth means United will compete in the Europa League next season and Solskjaer faces a real battle to restore United to the top four and back in title contention.