Manchester United’s morning headlines for Wednesday, July 27:
Following Anthony Martial’s decision, United have a clear transfer strategy.
This is redemption season at Manchester United, and if Anthony Martial continues in this vein, it might spark a full-fledged French revolution. In any case, better times are on the road and United have a clear transfer strategy in place following their choice to sign the reinvigorated frontman.
Despite the rising speculation about Cristiano Ronaldo, Martial was nervous as he boarded the long flight to Thailand with his United colleagues. Four games and three goals later, the groundwork has been laid for him to finally capitalize on his undeniable skill.
Martial’s lofty predictions must be taken with a grain of salt. Similar to United as a whole, the 26-year-old has had too many false dawns, and the reality is that he has only had two decent seasons for the club. It’s been more than seven years since he arrived from AS Monaco in a high-profile £50 million deal.
Sir Alex Ferguson arrived at Manchester United’s training complex on Tuesday morning, the day Erik ten Hag is scheduled to meet with Cristiano Ronaldo about his future at the club. The renowned United manager, accompanied by his agent, Jorge Mendes, was seen driving into the club’s Carrington headquarters about 11 a.m., an hour after Ronaldo had arrived.
Ferguson, who was instrumental in bringing Ronaldo back to United a year ago, was quickly followed into the training complex by another club legend Bryan Robson.
Ten Hag came shortly after Ronaldo, while chief executive Richard Arnold arrived later in the morning. United players began arriving at 11 a.m., with the club anticipating that all players would arrive by 11:30 a.m.