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Anthony Martial wants to stay at Manchester United and fight for his place under Jose Mourinho

French forward's agent insisted over the summer the 22-year-old wanted to leave Old Trafford after being frozen out by his manager

Anthony Martial has performed a stunning U-turn on his Manchester United future.

The French forward’s agent insisted over the summer that his client wanted to leave Old Trafford.

Anthony Martial wants to stay at Manchester United

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Anthony Martial wants to stay at Manchester United

The French forward wanted to leave Old Trafford earlier this summer after reports of bust-up with boss Jose Mourinho

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The French forward wanted to leave Old Trafford earlier this summer after reports of bust-up with boss Jose Mourinho

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But it is understood Martial is relishing his chance prove himself after United’s refusal to sell to a Premier League rival.

The 22-year-old, subbed after an hour in Sunday’s defeat at Brighton, will NOT push for a move before next week’s European transfer deadline.

He looks set to fight for his place, even with Alexis Sanchez returning from injury soon and England pair Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard pushing for a starting places.

Jose Mourinho started Martial in just two of the final 10 league games last season, which meant the ex-Monaco star missed the World Cup.


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Anthony Martial, pictured with Chris Smalling, is now willing to fight for his place at the Red Devils

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Anthony Martial, pictured with Chris Smalling, is now willing to fight for his place at the Red Devils

Anthony Martial pictured on holiday with his girlfriend Melanie Da Cruz Pires

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Anthony Martial pictured on holiday with his girlfriend Melanie Da Cruz Pires

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Over the summer, Martial’s representative Philippe Lamboley admitted: “After thinking about all the factors and possibilities, Anthony wants to leave Manchester United.”

But United have been reluctant to sell to a feelow Prem side and also slapped a massive asking price on Martial – with hopes of him coming good eventually.

Martial was an unused sub in the victory over Leicester on the opening weekend of the season before starting at the Amex Stadium.

And now he has been encouraged by United refusing to sell him this summer.

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