Manchester United winger, Anthony Martial has signed a new five-year contract with his club after months of negotiations.
The Frenchman has extended his time at Old Trafford until 2024.
Martial had rejected an extension offer back in October with reports making rounds that he was not happy under the club’s former manager, Jose Mourinho.
The winger’s former deal is expected to expire at the end of the season but has now signed a long time deal with the Red Devils.
Martial has contributed ten goals and one assist in 25 appearances across all competitions for the Red Devils this 2018/19 season.
He has enjoyed more playing time under the club’s caretaker coach, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Speaking after the announcement was made on Thursday, Martial stated; “I am loving my time at this club. From the day I joined I have been made to feel part of the United family and I have been incredibly humbled and overwhelmed by the warmth and love of our fans, who continue to amaze me with their support.
“I would like to thank Ole and his coaching staff for their belief in me and for helping me to take my game to the next level. This club is all about winning trophies and I am sure the next piece of silverware is not that far away.”
Solskjaer also expressed his joy after Martial’s new deal was tied up, praising him as ‘naturally gifted’.
“Anthony is one of those naturally gifted players that any coach would love to work with,” said the United head coach.
“For a young man, he has a good footballing brain which, when coupled with his exceptional talent, makes for a player with an exciting future ahead of him. This is the perfect club for Anthony to progress his development as a top-class forward and we are all delighted he has signed a long-term deal.”
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