Manchester United fans react to Martial contract rumours

According to the BBC, Manchester United have entered negotiations with Anthony Martial, with a new five-year deal apparently being offered to the Frenchman.

This development comes as something of a surprise and will likely baffle Red Devils supporters, as it was not so long ago that Martial’s agent was claiming that the player wished to leave Old Trafford, as reported by RMC Sport.

The aforementioned BBC report claims that a rift may exist between Martial and the Red Devils’ manager, Jose Mourinho. The Portuguese boss is said to have been open to a sale of the 22-year-old this summer. If this is true, and the club have decided to instead offer the attacker a new deal, then it could be seen as the board undermining the head coach.

The ramifications of these contract negotiations remain to be seen, but the consequences could certainly be significant for some key figures at the club.

Many Man United fans have had their say on the matter. Here’s a look at some of the reaction on Twitter…