Martial agent rules out leaving Man Utd

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The France international still has two years left to run on his contract at Old Trafford and remains an important part of Jose Mourinho's future plans

Anthony Martial has no intention of leaving Manchester United this summer, according to his agent.

The 21-year-old was a regular for Jose Mourinho throughout the 2016-17 campaign, but was not always a starter and made only 25 Premier League appearances.

He managed only eight goals in his 42 outings across all competitions, with that return some way down on his haul of 17 from his debut campaign at Old Trafford following a £36 million move.

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It has been suggested that he may be among those moved out during another summer refresh, with West Ham among those reported to be keen, but his representative has sought to rubbish the rumours by revealing that those in power at United are eager for the Frenchman to stay.

Philippe Lamboley told Journal du Dimanche: “Martial has two years left and there is no reason for him to leave Manchester today.

“If [executive vice-chairman] Ed Woodward tells me they want him to leave, things are different.

“But that is not what he told me during our last meeting.”

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Mourinho has challenged Martial to offer more to the collective cause if he does remain at Old Trafford.

There is no denying his power and pace, but the youngster has been made aware that he needs to work harder.

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Mourinho said in April: "Do I think Anthony is player with great potential? Yes. Do I think he can play successfully for me? Yes. But he needs to give me things that I like."

After sitting out a crunch clash with Chelsea, which United won 2-0, Martial did figure prominently over the remaining weeks of the season and stepped off the bench to help see out a Europa League final victory over Ajax – as the Red Devils secured their third trophy of the campaign.

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