Journalist shuts down reports of interest in £12.7m-rated Man Utd star who 'frustrates fans'

Manchester United could be parting ways with a number of senior players at the end of the season.

Manchester United have a lot of decisions to make once the 2023/24 season comes to a close. Not only have the Reds been linked with a number of potential new signings ahead of the summer, the club could be parting ways with a list of senior players.

Jadon Sancho is one obvious exit link following his fallout with Erik ten Hag but others also look to be headed for the door later this year. Unless drastic U-turns are made between now and the end of the season, at least five players will be leaving Old Trafford upon the expiration of their contracts.

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Anthony Martial is among those now into the final six months of their United terms and there is a lot of talk over where he may end up next.

A recent report claimed Marseille have 'great interest' in signing the Frenchman this summer but this has since been debunked by Footmercato reporter Sébastien Denis. Taking to Twitter this week, he dismissed the link between the two and reported that Marseille have 'not yet taken any steps' in attempt to recruit Martial at the end of the season.

It's been a difficult spell for Martial recently as regular game time has been hard to come by. The 28-year-old first joined the club in 2015 and was a key part of the United first team, rarely missing a chance to start a match. However, as new recruits have come in over the years and recurring injuries have gotten in the way, Martial has found himself largely reduced to appearances off the bench.

The versatile forward's Transfermarkt value plummeted from £51 million to just £12.7 million between 2020 and 2022, and he still has plenty of years left ahead of him with a lot to give.

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Two years ago, Lee Sharpe described Martial as like a '£50-60m new player' who is 'unplayable' on his best days, but admitted that him not performing week in, week out often 'frustrates fans' of United.

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