Manchester United transfer news: Anthony Martial boost

Manchester United could be ready to ease their plans to pursue a new striker move this summer thanks to the improvement Anthony Martial has shown in pre-season.

The Frenchman had been a possible candidate for the exit door at Old Trafford in the summer, but he has impressed Erik ten Hag and could now be the club’s main man in that number 9 role.

Man Utd have informed sources TakenOffside Martial looks like one of many players to have really bought into Ten Hag’s tactical ideas, with key figures sensing this could be an opportunity for him to relaunch his Red Devils career.

‘He always had the attributes to be a top striker,’ a source says TakenOffside. “He’s shown it in spurts over the years, but the consistency hasn’t been there. But you can see in pre-season it looks like he’s buying what Ten Hag wants from his players.

Anthony Martial in action for Manchester United

A new striker was on United’s agenda this summer, with Darwin Nunez being scrutinized ahead of a move from Benfica to Liverpool.

Still, there doesn’t seem to be too many obvious opportunities. Harry Kane won’t be moving this summer, while Erling Haaland only recently moved to Manchester City. Elsewhere, Christopher Nkunku signed a new contract with RB Leipzig last month.

Martial, however, looks like a real option for United again, and the club seem confident in his ability to be a surprise this season.

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