Date: 28th August 2022 at 12:13pm
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Manchester United made it consecutive wins on Saturday by beating Southampton in a sluggish affair at St. Mary’s. 

Bruno Fernandes’ second-half strike was enough to secure victory for The Red Devils, who were perhaps fortunate not to concede a penaltywhen Scott McTominay looked to have handled the ball in the area.

After a disastrous start, Erik ten Hag’s side now sit seventh on six points, with a trip to Leicester City up next.

In the meantime, it appears that Anthony Martial could be set for talks over a potential contract extension at the club.

According to The Sun, the Frenchman could soon be offered an improved deal, despite looking almost certain to leave the club just months ago.

Martial, 26, struggled for game time during the first half of last term and was shipped out on loan to Sevilla during the January transfer window.

His time in Spain didn’t go to plan, though, as he started just seven of the 16 league matches played after he joined the club, failing to score in La Liga.

Martial looks set to stay in Manchester

Despite this, the player has made such a strong impression on Ten Hag that he is now set to be handed a new deal, with the Dutchman convinced that he can once again become a key player for the club, the report suggests.

The forward has been unfortunate to miss two matches so far this season through injury, but it is said that once he returns to full fitness he will be crucial to Ten Hag’s plans.

Martial showed his worth by setting up Marcus Rashford for United’s second goal against Liverpool last Monday, just minutes after being substituted on.

The striker, who was said to be unhappy for around 18 months at the club but is now believed to be content at Old Trafford, is currently under contract until 2024.

The France international has made 270 appearances for United since joining from Monaco in 2015 but, despite an electric start to his Old Trafford career, his form and game time took a hit over the past few seasons and he was largely out of favour under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Under Ten Hag’s leadership, though, it appears that Martial’s United career could be far from over.

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