Anthony Martial, Samantha Helena & Melanie da Cruz

Anthony Martial attacks ex-wife Samantha Helena on Instagram

Anthony Martial v Samantha Helena

The love life of Man United striker Anthony Martial is back in the news after he took to social media this week to blast his ex-wife Samantha Helena.

When Martial joined Man United from Monaco in 2015, he arrived at Old Trafford with Samantha and their young daughter Peyton.

But the relationship didn’t last long. In January 2016, the Sun claimed that Martial cheated on his wife with X Factor contestant Emily Wademan. Four months later the couple split.

It gets nasty

Since splitting from his wife, Anthony Martial has begun a new relationship with Melanie Da Cruz, and last weekend she got into a war of words with Samantha on SnapChat.

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The spark for the fallout out was Peyton’s birthday on June 10. She turned two.

According to reports, Martial attended his daughter’s birthday party, and he took Melanie Da Cruz with him.

Later on Saturday night, Samantha posted the following messages on SnapChat.

The 7 longest days of my life. But it was worth it.

Why does she say this? Because seven days is June 19, I have to go to court, to fight for my daughter’s custody. You really don’t respect me. You got the father of my child to bring me to court while I never refused to see my baby. From that to write the message on Snap(Chat) – you have a lot of nerve!

Just because they fought yesterday, because he smiles at me and talks to me for two minutes!!! (He was talking to me about Peyton – if not I would never have even talked to him). You made a whole scene at the birthday. I swear you’re crazy! 

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Martial hits back

After Melanie Da Cruz was publicly attacked by Samantha, Anthony Martial has since defended his current partner on Instagram.

The Man United star has posted the following defence of Melanie:

This woman is so kind and attentive … But unfortunately you still have not understood that you are being manipulated by a person who wants that of buzz for 1 year now, who does nothing with his life besides talking to us!

Know, despite everything I never said anything despite the insults etc !!! You are the mother of my daughter so out of respect for my little girl I had never spoken but at some point it is necessary to stop, and stop these lies. Just to pretend to be a victim. Thank you!

Ouch.