Manchester United fans certainly have a lot of angst for Joel Glazer, and the rest of the ownership family/group right now. It’s well deserved too as the club as been stuck in a major rut since Sir Alex Ferguson retired six years ago. United supporters aren’t big fans of non-football and instead business men like the Glazers and Executive Vice President Ed Woodward having such autonomy over the football decisions.
There’s certainly more grist for the mill now as multiple outlets report Joel Glazer overriding manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s decision to sell Anthony Martial. The Frenchman has had another disappointing season, and an overall underwhelming career at Old Trafford, but the club wants him to stay.
According to The Daily Mirror, the 2015 summer transfer window deadline day addition is his favorite player at the club and Glazer views Martial as United’s answer to Pele.
Uhm, yeah, ok good luck with that. Martial publicly feuded with previous manager Jose Mourinho, who took umbrage with the French international’s commitment to the club and overall attitude. Turns out that Solskjaer also has had problems with Martial and his (lack of) professionalism.
According to ESPN, “the 23-year-old is likely to earn a reprieve at Old Trafford this summer because he is a personal favorite of the co-chairman.”
So while Martial would certainly have plenty of potential suitors, and the list would include some of the biggest and most prestigious clubs in Europe, it appears he’s not going anywhere.
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