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Ten Hag has informed the Man Utd star is ‘not enjoying’ like a ‘new £60m participant’ after pre-season surgical procedure.

Former Manchester United midfielder Lee Sharpe believes Anthony Martial may very well be like a “new £60m participant” if he “works” below Erik ten Hag.

Martial has scored in every of United’s three friendlies this summer time, most notably in Tuesday’s 3-1 win over Crystal Palace.


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The 26-year-old endured a tough 2021-22 marketing campaign, scoring simply two objectives after spending the primary half of the season at Outdated Trafford and the second on mortgage at Sevilla.

It was thought that Martial can be surplus to necessities this season and will go away the membership, both on mortgage or on a everlasting deal.

However he has led the Pink Devils in pre-season and managed with out Cristiano Ronaldo.

And Sharpe believes Martial, who “cannot play” on his day, might be profitable below the Ten Hag this season.

Sharpe mentioned 888 video games (through talkSPORT): “I feel Martial can not play on his day. I feel he is cute. That is what frustrates the followers, understanding he is that good however he would not do it week in, week out.”

“I do not know the lad personally so I am unsure if he is joyful to play outdoors, or if he prefers to play as a quantity 9.

“If he desires to be a quantity 9, and Ten Hag is joyful to be there, and if Martial works, then United have a tremendous bundle.

“A £50-60m new participant if you happen to like as a result of on his day he is unbelievable with fast toes. He can rating objectives and create for others and is a implausible expertise.

“If United get one of the best out of Martial then everybody shall be joyful.”

There’s nonetheless doubt as as to whether Ronaldo will return to the membership after revealing his intention to depart.

Fabrizio Romano claims it is going to be a “very sluggish” course of this summer time if Ronaldo finally ends up leaving with Ten Hag asking to satisfy the striker.

“Man Utd are nonetheless very open,” Roman mentioned. “They insist that Cristiano isn’t on the market and that they actually need to preserve Cristiano on the membership.

“And Erik ten Hag is ready to have a brand new assembly, a brand new dialog, in particular person with Cristiano Ronaldo and his agent, Jorge Mendes, to debate the longer term as a result of Erik ten Hag’s feeling is that it was very tough. A very good dialog, the primary that they had as soon as he was introduced as supervisor.

“So, I am very curious to see what is going to occur as a result of Erik ten Hag remains to be ready and hoping to maintain Cristiano on the membership.

“And what I’m informed is that Cristiano Ronaldo could be very pleased with Erik ten Hag. He considers Erik ten Hag as an awesome supervisor, the right man to make Man Utd, rebuild Man Utd.

“However the true drawback is in regards to the ambition of the membership, registration, group constructing. That is what Cristiano needed to see however Man Utd is at present nonetheless within the early levels and this is the reason Cristiano Ronaldo requested to depart the membership.”

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