Man Utd news: Anthony Martial told to leave Old Trafford as Ten Hag closes in on Napoli star

Man Utd news: Anthony Martial told to leave Old Trafford as Ten Hag closes in on Napoli star

Man United can officially qualify for the Champions League this Thursday when they host Chelsea, but Erik ten Hag is already negotiating with summer transfer targets

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag reviews Bournemouth game

Manchester United are on the brink of Champions League qualification after Casemiro’s goal gave them a vital win at Bournemouth on Saturday.

And needing just one point from their last two games to seal a top-four finish, Erik ten Hag’s side can wrap things up on Thursday when they host struggling Chelsea at Old Trafford. But regardless of that result, the talk of a summer overhaul has already begun despite the takeover saga rumbling on in the background.

United have been linked with a host of strikers, most noticeably Harry Kane, but a new keeper and midfield reinforcements are also reportedly on Ten Hag’s wish list. Although, despite his future at the club remaining uncertain, David de Gea issued a timely reminder to his boss on Saturday, a clean sheet at the Vitality Stadium ensuring he wins the Golden Glove award for the 2022/23 season.

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Martial told his time is up

United may have won at Bournemouth, but not all players left the South Coast satisfied.

Anthony Martial was handed a start against the Cherries after scoring in the previous game against Wolves. But he failed to impress, and the French forward lasted just 58 minutes before he was replaced by Wout Weghorst, looking on with disdain as he left the field.

And speaking to Lord Ping, ex-United hero Dwight Yorke has argued the writing was on the wall for Martial when he went on loan to Sevilla in January 2022: “Martial has been here for seven years now, he’s looked good in spells and was very promising,” said Yorke.

“But you can’t be going on loan at the age of 26 or 27, that’s for people who are 21 years old or younger. Once Martial went on loan, that should have indicated that his time is done at the club, like how it did when Jesse Lingard went on loan.”

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