Wednesday 18 September 2019

Manchester United trigger one-year extension on Anthony Martial's contract

Manchester United's Anthony Martial
Manchester United's Anthony Martial

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Manchester United have triggered a one-year extension on Anthony Martial's contract.

The 23-year-old's deal was due to expire next summer but the Frenchman is now tied to United until the summer of 2020.

Martial had appeared close to the Old Trafford exit in the summer but has re-established himself as a regular in Jose Mourinho's plans and is United's top-scorer this season with eight goals.

Martial was fined a week's wages in August after flying home from United's pre-season tour to attend the birth of his child, and growing tension between the player and Mourinho led to strong speculation he would be sold.

But United were keen to retain a player in whom they invested an initial £36million - potentially rising as high as £58million - when they signed him as a teenager from Monaco in 2015.

He began the season on the sidelines but after scoring in his first start of the season - against Young Boys in the Champions League - has been a regular on the scoresheet.

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