anthony martial extends man united deal

07:30    01 Feb 2019

Anthony Martial (L) celebrates with and Paul Pogba
Manchester United have confirmed that forward Anthony Martial has signed a new contract which runs until 2024.

Speculation over a possible new deal for the 23-year-old had been rife for some time now, but on Thursday the club confirmed that Martial has signed until 2024 – with the option of a further year.

“I am loving my time at this club,” the French international stated. “From the day I joined I have been made to feel part of the United family and I have been incredibly humbled and overwhelmed by the warmth and love of our fans, who continue to amaze me with their support.

“I would like to thank Ole [manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer] and his coaching staff for their belief in me and for helping me to take my game to the next level.

“This club is all about winning trophies and I am sure the next piece of silverware is not that far away.”

Martial appeared to agitate for a move under the tenure of former manager Jose Mourimho, but is much happier with life at Old Trafford under Solskjaer.

The caretaker manager said: “Anthony is one of those naturally gifted players that any coach would love to work with.

“For a young man, he has a good footballing brain which, when coupled with his exceptional talent, makes for a player with an exciting future ahead of him.

“This is the perfect club for Anthony to progress his development as a top-class forward and we are all delighted he has signed a long-term deal.”

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