Rumor Mills churning out stories of Manchester United having a tough time getting two of their most valuable players to sign new deals, two of those players being Spaniard David De Gea and Frenchman Anthony Martial.
Manchester United players out of contract next summer.
David de Gea*
How many would you keep?
*option of another year pic.twitter.com/kGWGcOkMrP
— Coral (@Coral) November 13, 2018
With both these player’s contracts coming to an end very soon, Manchester United board was hoping to sign these two down quickly to long term contracts, however any such effort by the United Hierarchy has been proven unfruitful.If the reports coming out of Old Trafford are true, it is believed that the efforts of tieing David De Gea and Anthony Martial to new contracts is due to their teammate, chilean Alexis Sanchez.
If rumors are to be believed its Alexis whose wage bill of a supposed £400,000-a-week, with another £75,000 for every appearance being a major roadblock. Such huge numbers have obviously gotten David thinking of his value to the Club since the Spain international is currently on £175,000-a-week and was expected to sign a new contract in the summer but United still haven’t been able to convince him to sign a new deal.
Manchester United are supposedly ready to offer David a deal worth £300,000-a-week, but this offer seems uninteresting to David since he is widely regarded as the best Goalkeeper in the world and feels the deserves to be the best paid player at the Club, an opinion a lot of Manchester United fans would agree on.
— utdreport (@utdreport) November 14, 2018
David De Gea’s presence between the sticks for Manchester United is worth its weight in gold. The Spaniard has regurlarly saved United’s blushes and has been 4 times United’s Player of the Year, with his performance against Arsenal away at the Emirates where he made a joint Premier League record of 14 Saves, epitomizes De Gea’s value to the Club. If the talks fail, David has no shortage of suitors with the Likes of PSG, Roma and Napoli.
On the other hand, Manchester United are also having trouble locking down winger Anthony Martial to a long term deal, according to reports the club are ready to double Martial’s current wage bill of £70,000-a-week but that effort also has been largely unsuccessful.
Valencia and Young being offered a new deals is madness??♂️ Get Martial and DeGea done first! It’s not like Valencia and Young will be hard negotiations! Probably both take a paycut to stay! #mufc #manutd pic.twitter.com/vdHplRoThg
— VanManUtd⚽️ (@manutdvancouver) November 13, 2018
Now Anthony Martial rejecting the new improved contract put in front of him by Manchester United has multiple reasons, according to reports of the primary reasons being Martial being dropped after the arrival of Alexis Sanchez to Old Trafford, with Martial being benched, leading to him missing France’s World Cup Glory in Russia.
What makes Martial’s decision all the more justifiable is his form prior to Sanchez’s arrival at Manchester United, with a goal involvement in every other game. This season Martial has proved that with regular game time he is United’s best attacking player. With many season ticket holder’s believing Martial is the best young talent to play at Old Trafford since a certain Cristiano Ronaldo.
Just makes you think what this man could do under someone like Pochettino, Klopp or Guardiola. Defensive football holding him back so badly and he’s still putting in good performances and he’s sadly the reason why Mourinho is still here. Sign that contract @AnthonyMartial pic.twitter.com/9AmrrzNqnQ
— JJ?? (@ClinicalToto) November 14, 2018
Anyone with a heartbeat would agree that David De Gea and Anthony Martial are best in form players for Manchester United right now at both ends of the pitch respectively.
Any fan would find it justifiable to make De Gea the joint if not best paid player of Manchester United given what he’s done for the Club, and for Martial a healthy pay raise coupled with a promise of regular playing time would fend of the interest from the likes of PSG and Bayern Munich.