Date: 15th September 2018 at 9:20am
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Manchester United are reportedly refusing to sell France international forward Anthony Martial, according to The Sun.

The Premier League side, who visit in-form Watford in the English top-flight this evening (17:30), had been linked with offloading the out of favour winger during the summer transfer window.

The 22-year-old, who has 18 international caps for his country, has made just one competitive appearance for The Red Devils so far this season, starting United’s 3-2 defeat at Brighton and Hove Albion last month.

Martial, who arrived at Old Trafford back in September 2015 following his move from AS Monaco, in a deal worth up to a reported £58m, has scored 36 goals in 137 outings in all competitions for the club overall.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho looks on as Anthony Martial is substituted off at Brighton.

However, despite falling down the pecking order under manager Jose Mourinho this term, the report claims United are not open to selling the Frenchman because they would owe 50 per cent of the profits to his former club Monaco.

North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with wanting to sign Martial, who is out of contract at The Theatre of Dreams in June 2019, although The Red Devils have an option to extend that deal by a further year.

However, United would be willing to loan out the winger to a foreign club during the forthcoming January transfer window in order for Martial to get more first-team football.

Written by Dan Church

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