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Man United boss Jose Mourinho to sit down with Anthony Martial and give assurances over future after difficult spell

JOSE MOURINHO is planning to sit down with Anthony Martial to give him assurances over his Manchester United future.

The French winger has seen his position on the left-hand side taken away by Alexis Sanchez in the last four matches.

He has been shunted out to the right, before being dropped for Scott McTominay against Huddersfield two weeks ago.

The ex-Monaco ace was also played out-of-position in United's 1-0 away loss to Newcastle yesterday.

But Mourinho is now keen to ease the 22-year-old’s fears and affirm he is still in his future plans.

Martial is understood to be assessing his options and will wait and see how the season pans out.


PSG are interested in landing him after losing out to United when he joined from Monaco in 2015.

Arsenal also launched a bid for him as a possible makeweight in a deal for Alexis Sanchez in January.

But Mourinho and the Red Devils hierarchy rejected the offer straight away, and were adamant on keeping him.

An Old Trafford source said: “The boss is ready to sit down with Anthony to put his mind at rest.

“His position is under threat and there are worries from him. He is going to wait and see what happens.

“PSG and Arsenal both want him but Jose still has plenty of faith in his talents and rates him highly.

“Jose feels he has a huge role to play in this season and the coming ones. He’s a big fan of the lad.”

Martial has scored a respectable eleven goals so far this season in 36 appearances.

He is out of contract at the end of the next campaign, but United have the option to extend by a further 12-months.

It is thought Mourinho is planning on bringing in a new right-sided attacker in the summer.

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