Philippe Lamboley, Martial’s agent, has confirmed that the Frenchman’s absence from first-team training is due to a lack of fitness and not any other reason.
Anthony Martial’s agent, Philippe Lamboley, has denied rumors suggesting that the French striker’s exclusion from Manchester United’s first-team training is due to a “lack of fitness.” Lamboley clarified to Sky Sports that Martial is dealing with a hip injury that will necessitate surgery.
His statement, as cited by Sky Sports, read: “What is said about him is completely false. He was not excluded from the group and he has no problem with the coach, Erik ten Hag. Anthony [Martial] has been in Manchester for nine seasons, and if he was not a great professional then he would not have been at the club for so long. He is simply going to undergo a small operation on his adductors, which he should have done for a while and which did not allow him to be 100 per cent, so he will do it now.”
Anthony Martial, who has not been offered a new contract, will likely depart Manchester United at the end of the season, potentially on a free transfer.
Reports suggest that the club may entertain bids for him in the current transfer window, with the goal of offloading his substantial weekly salary to facilitate investments in new players, while still remaining compliant with the Premier League’s Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations.
Despite Manchester United’s potential interest in offloading Anthony Martial, the player himself is reportedly keen on remaining at the club until the end of the season. Currently, his main focus is on recovering from a hip injury that has kept him out of training in recent days.