Anthony Martial arrives back at Manchester United for Jose Mourinho showdown as he faces £180,000 fine for going AWOL

ANTHONY MARTIAL is preparing to face the music from José Mourinho after arriving back at the Manchester United training ground.

The 22-year-old was slapped with a £180,000 fine after going AWOL following the birth of his son Swan.

And the Red Devils winger will now face showdown talks with the Special One after he refused to re-join United’s pre-season
tour of the US.

The French international broke his silence on social media yesterday – insisting that his family will always come first
before football.

Martial tweeted: “Thank you for all your posts. My little Swan is fine, for the mum it was harder but thanks to God she’s better

“Sorry but my family will always come first… Back tomorrow in Manchester.”

Martial’s future at Old Trafford has been of much speculation this summer – with Mourinho refusing to give the ex-Monaco
ace any guarantees he will be staying.


The 55-year-old was left furious with the player’s actions after failing to report back to America, and it remains to be seen
what role the 2015 Golden Boy Award will play this season.

He fell down the pecking order at the Theatre of Dreams last campaign following the signing of Alexis Sanchez , while Jesse
Lingard and Marcus Rashford were often preferred instead.

However he still managed to rack up 11 goals in all competitions despite being a peripheral figure in the side.

A move to join Tottenham has been reported, with Spurs demanding Martial to be involved in any deal for Toby
Alderweireld .

While Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain are understood to have rejected the chance to sign the forward.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s