Martial set for new contact talks with Man United

Martial set for new contact talks with Man United

- Anthony Martial is set to extend his contract at Manchester United

- The Frenchman has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford

- The 22-year-old was left out of Didier Dechamps' World Cup squad

Manchester United striker Anthony Martial has reportedly opened talks with the club over a contract extension despite being out of favour.

The 22-year-old has endured a tough year since the arrival of Alexis Sanchez at Old Trafford in the January transfer window.

The Frenchman has performed well when given the chance to play in a United shirt, scoring 11 times and providing nine assists.

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Jose Mourinho led the side to finish in second position in the Premier League, their highest position since Sir Alex Ferguson left the club.

However United have ended the year with no silverware losing to Sevilla in the Champions League last 16 and falling short to Chelsea in the FA Cup.

And earlier in the season, United suffered an embarrassing defeat after crashing out of the Carabao Cup to Bristol City.

And the Portuguese manager has turned down the former Monaco ace in most part of the season.

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In the recent loss to Brighton in the Premier League where United succumbed to a shock loss, Mourinho was quick to blame his players.

“It was not good enough,” said Mourinho.

“The players who replaced others did not perform at a good level and, when individuals do that, it is difficult for the team to play well."

And now, according to the Sun, Martial is prepared to make a U-turn over his summer plans amid transfer speculation.

The France international was expected to pack and leave Manchester but the youngster is settled in the city.

But the details of the deal are yet to be given and the Red Devils expect an uphill struggle to convince the youngster to stay at the club.

Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Manchester United lost to Chelsea by 1-0 in the FA Cup final played at Wembley.

Phil Jones brought down Eden Hazard in the box to hand the Blues a penalty as the Belgian stepped up to convert the resulting spot kick.

United came close on a number of occasions but were denied by Thibaut Courtois who was brilliant on the night for Antonio Conte's side.

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