Manchester United co-chairman has overridden Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s decision to sell Anthony Martial in the upcoming summer transfer window.
It was reported earlier this month that Solskjaer was keen on showing the door to the French international.
Anthony Martial has the best conversion rate in the Premier League.
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Martial’s attitude during training sessions during recent weeks has vexed the Norwegian’s to such an extent that he is desperate to get rid of the 23-year-old.
However, It is now being claimed that the United supremo’s Glazers have overruled Solskajer on the matter and want to keep Martial at Old Trafford as they tout him as ‘United’s Pele’.
This isn’t the first time that the attacker has managed to irk a manager.
Ex-United boss Jose Mourinho was also keen on offloading the Frenchman last summer only to be vetoed by the club hierarchy.
He was instead offered a new five-year contract worth £200,000-a-week which he signed last summer.
Martial hasn’t been able to hit the straps since his first season at the club where he scored 17 goals.
Fans and critics alike have been wondering that if he’ll ever be able to deliver on the promise he displayed in the first season at Old Trafford although ex-United star Dimitar Berbatov has other ideas.
“He’s a quiet guy. He’s like me; he keeps to himself. That’s not a bad thing,” Berbatov told the Metro.
“He has not reached the level yet where I think he can be.
“The first training session at Monaco I was going: “What the f***?!”
“As a football player, you can see straight away.
“You recognise straight away and this guy he had something.
“He needs someone to say: “Listen this is not the right way, over there is the right way if you want to be the best.'”