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Manchester United Forward Set To Pen New Deal At Old Trafford: Big Boost For The Red Devils?

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Abhinab Ghosh
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According to a recent report by Sky Sports, Manchester United striker Anthony Martial is close to agreeing on a new, long-term contract with the club. The same report has also revealed that there has been a breakthrough in discussions between the club and the French forward, who is set to sign a new five-year deal at Old Trafford. 

The 23-year-old has enjoyed a rich vein of form of late and has put in some mesmerising performances for the Red Devils during this campaign. The Massy born talent has featured in 23 matches for the Reds this term, scoring nine goals while providing one assist across all competitions.

He has also represented his country at various youth levels and has earned 18 international caps for the French national side but has scored just one goal for his nation so far.

Martial grew up playing football for Olympique Lyonnais before joining Monaco back in 2013. He rose to prominence at the Ligue 1 club prior to sealing a high profile move to the red half of Manchester in the summer of 2015. 

There is no doubt that the French prospect is a talented forward who is incredibly quick and can make some well-timed runs behind the opposition defence. He is also quite useful in 1v1 situations and is a proven goal-scorer in front of the opposition goal.

Manchester United simply cannot afford to let their best players leave and so this recent development will be a massive boost for the English giants and would go a long way in helping them challenge for major trophies over the next few years. Ole Gunnar Solskjær has done a remarkable job since taking over from Jose Mourinho as the club’s interim manager until the end of this campaign. 

Martial could be an excellent weapon for the Norwegian head coach going forward as he knows what it is to score goals on a consistent basis. Securing the French talent’s long-term future will be a good move for both the player and the club. It is rare that a player of Martial’s quality is still willing to stay at a club who are likely to miss out on UEFA Champions League football next season. Hence, it will be a massive feat for the Reds of Manchester if they can convince the player to pen a new contract with the club in the coming weeks.

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