According to rumors, Manchester United would try to trade Anthony Martial, especially if Mason Greenwood is reintegrated into the squad. Following his arrest in January of last year, the England international has had all allegations against him withdrawn. The Red Devils, on the other hand, are unsure what to do with the player, who is now technically free to play football again.
Charges against Greenwood were dropped earlier this week, following his arrest last year.
And now, according to The Mirror, United may want to trade Martial, ‘particularly if they decide Greenwood can be reintegrated into the squad’.
Martial has been in and out of form for the whole of his tenure at United, and injuries have hampered him in recent years.
He was not present on Saturday when Manchester United defeated Crystal Palace 2-1 at Old Trafford.
And because Martial is missing more games than he is playing, United has declared him surplus to requirements.
Erik ten Hag is looking for a new striker this summer, and Harry Kane, Victor Osimhen, and Benjamin Sesko are among the names being mentioned.
Meanwhile, it’s unclear what United’s plans are with Greenwood, who is 21 years old.
The striker hasn’t played or trained in almost a year, and it’s uncertain how his mental state is right now.
Some at United apparently believe the club has a ‘duty of care,’ implying that Greenwood playing for them cannot be completely ruled out.
Others, on the other hand, would be disappointed if the England international returned to the club.
Ten Hag has had to deal with a number of difficult situations this season, including Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure in November.
The situation with Greenwood, on the other hand, is altogether different, and the footballing world is waiting to see what happens.
During a press conference on Friday, Ten Hag shrugged aside questions about the England international.
When asked if he’d ever spoken to Greenwood, he replied: “No. Nothing. I can’t contribute anything; instead, I refer to the club’s statement.”
He went on to say: “We are human, and we have problems from time to time. We are not robots, but we must concentrate on our work.
“When problems arise, it is up to the club and team to deal with them.
“We have standards and values, and we must live up to those high standards and values, which provides a foundation if you have a solid culture and spirit.”
United stated in a statement that they were undertaking their own inquiry into Greenwood amid the uncertainty surrounding his future.
“Manchester United takes note of the Crown Prosecution Service’s decision to withdraw all charges against Mason Greenwood,” he said.
“The club will now conduct its own process before choosing the next measures.
“We will not say further until that process is completed.”
Greenwood himself stated he was relieved the affair was finished and thanked everyone who had helped him.
“I am relieved that this situation is now concluded, and I would want to express my gratitude to my family, loved ones, and friends for their support,” he added.
“At this point, there will be no additional comment.”