Martial agrees new Man United contract

Anthony Martial has ended speculation around his future after signing a new five-and-a-half-year contract at Manchester United.

Published : Jan 31, 2019 23:26 IST

Manchester United forward Anthony Martial
Manchester United forward Anthony Martial

Manchester United forward Anthony Martial

Manchester United has secured the services of Anthony Martial until June 2024 after the French attacker signed a new contract.

The five-and-a-half-year deal, which contains an option to extend the contract by a further year, comes amid a season that has seen Martial in excellent form.

He has scored eight goals from 13 Premier League starts, making a notable improvement after finding himself in and out of the side last term and the year before.

Friday's announcement highlights a vast improvement in things behind the scenes between United and Martial, as the winger was reported to have rejected a new contract in October.

United triggered a one-year extension in December to avoid the possibility of losing him on a free transfer at the end of the season, but his agent was "pessimistic" about finding a long-term agreement then.

It has been suggested the sacking of Jose Mourinho worked in United's favour in tying Martial down to a new contract, with the France international - still just 23 - now firmly committing his future to the club.


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