With the clock now ticking towards deadline day, leading clubs across Europe are busy finalising their recruitment plans.
There promises to be plenty more comings and goings, with it possible that Martial could be among those heading out of Old Trafford.
Jose Mourinho has hinted that the France international could be offloaded, but Bundesliga champions Bayern have moved to distance themselves from links to the 22-year-old.
Amid suggestions that Martial could be acquired in a swap deal involving Jerome Boateng, Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge told Bild: “We have four wingers: [Franck] Ribery, [Arjen] Robben, [Kingsley] Coman and [Serge] Gnabry. And [Alphonso] Davies will join in January.
“You should not overdo it. That’s what some clubs do, but then it’s a problem for the coach.”
Exciting Canada international Davies has also agreed to join the ranks at the Allianz Arena, with the 17-year-old set to arrive from MLS side the Vancouver Whitecaps in January 2019.
Martial is clearly not required at this stage, which leaves him facing up to an uncertain future.
He was, however, to leave the squad for the birth of his second child and faced criticism from Mourinho for not rushing back to the States.
Martial has since sought to clarify his situation, while confirming his return to training on English soil, but the exit talk surrounding him appears set to rumble on for some time yet as various landing spots continue to be discussed.