The 27-year-old was rumored to be leaving Old Trafford over the summer, but it is believed that the Saudi Pro League made the sole real approach to sign him.
Martial stayed at Old Trafford until the deadline because it is said that he made it plain that he was not interested in moving to Saudi Arabia.
The attacker has been a regular this season, making nine appearances across all competitions. He has contributed one assist and one goal, but Rasmus Hojlund is ahead of him in the fight for the starting center-forward position.
According to a recent rumor, Martial was dissatisfied with his current position in the team and planned to depart next year if nothing changed.
The France international’s contract with Man United expires in June of 2019, though the club has the option to extend it by another year.
A possible alternative to letting him depart on a free transfer next summer is to grant him an extension before selling him, according to reports that the Red Devils are still debating the best course of action.
Football Insider claims that Manchester United are willing to let Anthony Martial leave during the January transfer window and that they have already had three offers for him.
According to the report, the club is eager to cut his wage, which is reportedly around £250,000 per week, from the budget, especially since head coach Erik ten Hag does not have him in his long-term plans.
Due to the ambiguity surrounding Cristiano Ronaldo’s future at Old Trafford, Martial began the previous season as the team’s starting center-forward.
The former Monaco player was only able to make 29 appearances last season due to various physical issues, but he scored nine goals and recorded three assists during that time.
Martial’s lone goal this season came against Crystal Palace in the EFL Cup last month, and in the Premier League in 2023–24, he has missed the net six times.
The Frenchman’s mid-season exit would certainly prompt Manchester United to look for a successor, leaving Hojlund as their lone established first-team center-forward.
Jadon Sancho appears to be leaving the club in January as well. The Englishman is still not considered for the first team at the club as a result of his altercation with Ten Hag last month.