United’s stance on Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford
Manchester United are braced for the prospect of Anthony Martial still being at the club next season due to the lack of offers for the forward.
Martial, 26, has scored eight goals for United in the last two seasons and flopped during a four-month loan spell with Sevilla this year. Sources say “nobody is breaking the door down” to sign Martial after a campaign where he managed two club goals and four starts for United.
Figures at United are more optimistic about Marcus Rashford’s resurgence and sources close to the player insist he is “raring to go” ahead of the new season. Martial is contracted to the club until 2024 but he is their fourth-choice left winger behind Jadon Sancho, Rashford and Anthony Elanga.
Thomas Frank confirms agreement with Christian Eriksen
Thomas Frank has revealed he has an agreement with Christian Eriksen that the midfielder will personally call him when he has decided on his future.
Eriksen, 30, suffered a cardiac arrest at the European Championship last summer and he left Inter Milan by mutual consent following that incident. After making a recovery, Eriksen returned to football in January when signing a six-month loan deal with Brentford.
The player contributed one goal and four assists in 10 appearances during that spell and Brentford now want to sign him on a permanent deal, however, they have competition from United for his signature. Although Eriksen was settled in London for seven years when playing for Tottenham, Erik ten Hag is hoping to persuade the player to move to Manchester.