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Manchester United have ‘run out of patience’ with 50m man

The Red Devils are ready to cash in this summer

Manchester United and Erik ten Hag have reportedly ‘run out of patience’ with striker Anthony Martial, lending further strength to the claims that two strikers could be arriving at Old Trafford this summer.

The Red Devils are on the verge of qualifying for the Champions League once again after a strong campaign, needing to take a point from their final two games to ensure their return to Europe’s biggest stage.

They have also scooped the Carabao Cup, beating Newcastle United in the final of the competition, and could yet make it a cup double when they face treble-chasing rivals Manchester City in the FA Cup final.

But much of their success has come without Martial. In fact, the 27-year-old Frenchman has started just 10 Premier League games, and has often seen January addition Wout Weghorst preferred to him to lead the line.

He stormed down the tunnel following his most recent involvement, refusing to acknowledge Erik ten Hag when substituted against Bournemouth.

After the game, Ten Hag admitted he wasn’t entirely sure what had happened.

With just five goals to his name in the top flight, Martial is far from what the Red Devils need in the striking department, and it is no surprise that following a lack of form and several injuries, reports claim that the club have ‘run out of patience’ with the £50m forward, eight years after his arrival at the club.

It means that they are keen to cash in on him this summer, which would leave them with no recognised striker for next season after Weghorst also returns to Burnley after his loan spell ends.

With Harry Kane undoubtedly no.1 choice at Old Trafford, reports that the Red Devils will look to sign a second striker to compete with the Tottenham man are gaining traction, with Atalanta’s Rasmus Hojlund one of those mentioned as a possible addition.

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Ben Browning

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