According to a report from Express, Manchester United loanee Mason Greenwood has been finding the back of the net this season, in stark contrast to the struggles of Manchester United’s overall attacking performance. Meanwhile, Anthony Martial’s future at Manchester United is shrouded in uncertainty as his contract expiration date approaches, and there are no indications of a contract extension in sight. Additionally, Mason Greenwood has regained his scoring form while playing for Getafe, and there are reports suggesting that Erik ten Hag is actively searching for a new striker.
Martial’s Struggles In The Current Season At Manchester United
Martial is enduring a challenging campaign at Old Trafford, struggling to make an impact in the attacking third when given the opportunity. The 27-year-old striker has failed to find the back of the net in 12 appearances across the Premier League and Champions League. He has only managed to score a single goal in two league cup appearances, which is notably underwhelming.
The French forward’s performance has been inconsistent, with a lack of reliability in front of the goal, averaging only 0.4 shots, 0.6 key passes, and 0.1 dribbles per game in the English top division. However, he has maintained accuracy in his passing, successfully completing 87.7% of his attempted passes in the Premier League (statistics provided by whoscored).
Should Ten Hag Let Him Exit On A Free Transfer?
Anthony Martial, once touted as a future star, has faced significant challenges in recent seasons. His performances on the field have been inconsistent, marked by struggles to find the back of the net and contribute effectively to Manchester United’s attack.
One of the primary arguments for allowing Martial to leave for free is the potential financial savings. Given his inconsistent performances and questionable value to the team in recent years, his hefty salary might be better allocated elsewhere. By parting ways with Martial without a transfer fee, Manchester United could free up significant resources that could be reinvested in acquiring new talent.
On the flip side, letting Martial leave Old Trafford for free might also offer the player himself a fresh start. Over the years, Martial’s relationship with the club and its fans has been strained at times. A move to another club could provide him with a chance to rediscover his form, confidence, and love for the game. It could be the catalyst he needs to revitalize his career and potentially return to the top of his game.