Make no mistake about it. Manchester United losing a player of Anthony Martial’s potential would be a kick in the teeth.
It goes without saying that he is a fans’ favourite and a popular personality in the dressing – even though he may appear a bit of a sulk ala Nicolas Anelka.
That said, Martial is different gravy and most clubs would take the arm off us for his signature. Juventus, PSG and Atletico Madrid are already sniffing around, amid reports Jose Mourinho is looking to bolster his attack with the France international surplus to requirements.
This is how United fans reacted on Twitter:
If you’re happy seeing a player with Martial’s talent leave the club I don’t get you! We’ll end up watching him prosper at another big club and we’ll be scratching our heads!
— James Edmonds7 (@JamesEdmonds7) April 10, 2018
If Martial stays then great, he can fight for his place, if he doesn’t then let’s have it right – he really won’t be missed. #MUFC
— ZippyPenguin (@Zippy_Penguin) April 10, 2018
If this is to put pressure on the United hierarchy, good on Martial and I hope he gets what he wants at the club. However, if United manage to waste that talent, and see him fulfilling his potential elsewhere, that is damning of the direction of the club.
— Jonas Giæver (@CheGiaevara) April 10, 2018
Antoine Griezmann leaving Atlético Madrid in the summer (to wherever) and Anthony Martial to replace him? 🤔
— Tom Coast (@thcoast) April 10, 2018
Really hope @AnthonyMartial doesn’t leave @ManUtd this summer! #mufc
— ADEWALE ADELEKE (@ChairmanHKN) April 10, 2018
@AnthonyMartial please don’t leave
— pradaboi (@SwarFTW) April 10, 2018
Twitter has been a scene all day. First Rashford, then Martial. Maybe Jose Mourinho is the anti Christ of football after all!