The Frenchman was clearly gutted at the news of a number change at the arrival of Zlatan Ibrahimovic to the Old Trafford, and even went to social media to post a picture of his ‘AM9’ logo which sparked suggestions he was not in tune with the change.
His agent, His agent Philippe Lamboley told RMC: ‘I’m not going to lie to you. Yes, it got to him. Yes, it surprised him. Yes, he was disappointed … for two days. But he’s professional. He knew how to get back into things straight away.
‘Personally, I find that decision out of order and disrespectful to my player. I told Manchester United’s board that. You just don’t do it. So we accepted it, we turned the page, but we didn’t rip it up.’
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Martial who joined Manchester United last season and went on to become the club’s top scorer, has not enjoyed same kind of form this season scoring only two goals this season.