Manchester United have several players with winding down contracts at the moment, although today, that list got a little lighter as Anthony Martial signed a new four-and-a-half-year deal at Old Trafford.
The French superstar’s future looked bleak under Jose Mourinho, and it was just this summer he wanted to leave the Theatre of Dreams. However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has come in and completely changed the atmosphere around the place.
Within a month, he’s persuaded Martial to do a career U-turn and stay at United, and we’ve absolutely got away with one here.
If we’d have let a player with Martial’s ability go, to a European rival no less, we’d have regretted it for the next decade. He’s just an insanely gifted individual capable of producing a moment of magic when we need him most.
Now, he’ll be at the club until aged 27, and if the worst does happen and he wants to leave, at least United now have all the power and they could command a huge transfer fee to let him walk away.
He’s clearly highly thought of in the dressing room, too, with several United players taking to social media to express their delight at Martial putting pen to paper.