Revealed: Aston Villa’s stance on letting Manchester United target leave club

An insight into Aston Villa’s stance on letting a key player leave has been provided.

The player in question is goalkeeper, Emiliano Martinez, which makes sense given Manchester United’s current goalkeeping situation.

United lost to Brighton at Old Trafford for the first time in their history on the opening weekend of the Premier League season and were then smashed 4-0 by Brentford in gameweek two, meaning Ten Hag was the first United manager to lose their opening two Premier League games at the helm.

One of the main problem areas for United early in the season was their build-up play. Ten Hag was keen to build out from the back with Ajax so, as soon as he was named United boss in April, question marks arose over David de Gea.

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The Spaniard was a good shot-stopper in his day, but has never been very good with the ball at his feet.

His display vs Brentford highlighted this as he cost Manchester United at least one goal with his poor distribution.

De Gea has since improved somewhat, but largely because he is being asked to play out from the back a lot less.

But 101 have since covered reports that Manchester United are considering not offering De Gea new contract.

So, signing Martinez in January would make sense. However, Football Insider are reporting that Man United are keeping close tabs on Aston Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, with Villa now valuing the keeper at around £45m after tying him to a new contract in January of this year.

However, it is added that Aston Villa have no interest in allowing Martinez to leave the club in January.

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Josh Barker

Josh Barker

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