Man Utd news: Were reports about Anthony Martial’s imminent new contract WRONG?

But as of yet no resolution has been found with Martial’s current contract expiring in June 2020, though United can also exercise a clause which automatically triggers an additional year under his existing terms.

The two parties have been in talks since August following a summer in which the 22-year-old wanted to leave the club.

Martial’s agent, Phillipe Lamboley, told RMC Sport: “After thinking about all the possibilities, Anthony wants to leave Manchester United.

“When Manchester United, which is the most powerful club in the world, does not find an agreement in eight months of negotiations, it is that it does not really want to make it [Martial] an important player.