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3 Replacements For This French Forward At Manchester United Including This Bundesliga Star!

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Abhinab Ghosh
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Manchester United could part ways with their French striker Anthony Martial this summer. According to recent reports, the Red Devils might choose to sell their prized asset to Juventus when the transfer window opens in the summer. The French international is currently earning £65k-per-week at Old Trafford but could potentially be on his way out of Manchester at the end of the current season.

It is believed that Martial has fallen out of favour with United boss Jose Mourinho. He signed for the Red Devils from AS Monaco in the summer of 2015 on a big-money move and has gone on to feature in 133 matches across all competitions while scoring and creating 63 goals so far. 

However, he has fallen down the pecking order during the course of the season with Alexis Sanchez, Jesse Lingard, Marcus Rashford and Juan Mata all preferred ahead of him.

Martial has made 42 appearances for United this season, scoring 11 goals and creating 10 assists in all competitions. Some sources are now claiming that Mourinho is happy to let the Frenchman leave at the end of the season. 

With Martial set to leave Old Trafford this summer, let’s take a look at three replacements that the Red Devils could consider in the off-season.

Leon Bailey

The Bayer 04 Leverkusen winger has been in a rich vein of form for his club during the course of this campaign and has lit up the German top-flight with his performances so far. The 20-year-old Jamaican starlet has scored 12 goals and made 6 assists in 31 matches for the German club this term across all competitions. He has all the makings of a future star and the Red Devils can look to capitalise on his potential by sealing a move for him this summer.

Mikel Oyarzabal

The 21-year-old Spanish wide man has featured in 39 matches for Real Sociedad this season and has found the back of the net 12 times and provided 7 assists across all competitions so far. He is another youngster who has the capability to flourish at Old Trafford if the Manchester club opts for his signature this summer.

Hirving Lozano

The PSV Eindhoven attacker has enjoyed a successful season so far and has put in some magnificent displays in the Dutch Eredivisie. The 22-year-old Mexican international has scored 18 goals and made 11 assists in 32 appearances for the Dutch club this season in all competitions. He is exactly the kind of talent that the Reds of Manchester should look for if they want to replace Martial. The Mexican youngster has bags of potential and can develop into a star for Manchester United in the coming years if the club decides to opt for his services.

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