Man United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has certainly opened on just what occurred when it was rumoured Jose Mourinho required to sell Anthony Martial.
Back when the news revealed, it was reported the club declined to sell him with the Portuguese boss believed to be in favour of signing Ivan Perisic.
Fans themselves were angry over the agreement, mainly if it involved a straight swap as it was a younger prospect for an older one close to the end of his top.
Finally Martial remained at the club and Mourinho was replaced with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer choosing to make him the central forward instead.
It’s certainly a choice that’s remained popular with the Red Devils fans and is the one call Woodward got right.
Martial badly suffered an injury this campaign just when it looked as though he was picking up steam.
His previous return to fitness will have fans wishing he can pick up where he left off but given the period and was out for; he’ll likely need some time to get back to pace.
Although France international’s talent is undeniable, if he doesn’t start to show he can remain fit consistently, he may soon find himself replaced by a better forward.