Mourinho wants new deal for in-form Martial

Only months after being prepared to sell him, Jose Mourinho hopes Anthony Martial will commit his future to Manchester United.

With reports the Frenchman’s sale would be used as collateral to sign Ivan Perisic before the start of the season, his recent turn of form has prompted a change of heart from Mourinho.

Despite recently rejecting a new contract offer, Martial has nevertheless stated his desire to remain.

“I don’t belong to the discussions of contracts,” Mourinho said.

“I’m not participating in these kinds of discussions. Obviously, I hope they will agree.”

“Obviously I would like him to stay. I know the club wants him very much to stay. Hopefully, he is going to stay.”

Scoring four goals in his past three Premier League matches, Martial has become a solitary spark for an otherwise grim Manchester United in possession

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