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Man United step in to help striker bolster private security amid safety concerns

Manchester United are reportedly set to help striker Anthony Martial bolster his personal security amid safety concerns, following a spate of recent online abuse.

Martial, 25, joined United in 2015 following a £54m move from French side Monaco, as per Transfermarkt.

Since arriving in Manchester, Martial has featured in 248 games and has been directly involved in 124 goals, in all competitions.

Despite being one of the clubs more prolific marksman, Martial is not immune to criticism and can often be labelled as ‘lazy’.

Of course, it goes without saying, football is a game of opinions and everyone has one.

But there is a line and that line was crossed by fans last week. Martial and team-mate Axel Tuanzebe suffered racist comments online following their 2-1 defeat to Sheffield United.

According to a recent report from the Daily Mail, the hate-filled abuse endured by the pair, particularly Martial, is believed to have prompted the 25-year-old to bolster his personal security.

The Daily Mail claim the French striker has approached the club to ask for their help.

United have experience on bulking up security measures following Ed Woodward’s attack on his home last year.

Martial is understood to be apprehensive following the recent abuse, which have included death threats, and would like security reassurances, especially given the fact he has a young child in his care.

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