‘He’s up there with the best in the Premier League’: Wayne Rooney calls on Manchester United to keep ‘incredible’ Anthony Martial
- Jose Mourinho is prepared to let Anthony Martial leave the club this summer
- Former captain Wayne Rooney believes they should keep hold of the Frenchman
- Manchester United are seeking an £80million deal for the 22-year-old striker
Jose Mourinho will let the striker leave this summer as long as United can find the right price and club.
He has no wish to keep an unhappy player and will urge the Old Trafford board to sell Martial so he can sign a replacement before the transfer deadline on August 9.
French striker Anthony Martial looks set to leave Manchester United this summer
Wayne Rooney has urged United to keep hold of the 22-year-old instead of cashing in
But former team-mate and United legend Rooney believes Martial can still have a big future at the club.
‘I think Martial, ability-wise, is incredible,’ Rooney told talkSPORT. ‘But I think it’s how do you get the best out of him?
‘Knowing Anthony the way I know him I think if you can get the best out of him, he’s up there ability-wise with the best in the league.
‘I think sometimes it is difficult to get to know him as a person, as a character because of the way he is.
Mourinho will let Martial leave this summer as long as United get the right price for him
‘But I think once you do get to know him, you just keep him happy.’
United would demand around £80million for Martial who cost £36m, rising to a possible £58m, when he arrived from Monaco three years ago.
Tottenham, Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain have all expressed an interest in him, but United would rather not sell to a Premier League rival.
United would demand around £80m for Martial, who has spent three years at Old Trafford