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Chelsea summer target Anthony Martial has performed a U-turn over his Manchester United future and is now ready to fight for his place under Jose Mourinho, according to reports.
The French forward was widely expected to leave Old Trafford in the summer after his agent confirmed he was unhappy and looking to leave, with the Blues seriously linked with a move for him.
Martial’s relationship with Mourinho took a further hit on United’s pre-season tour after he returned home for the birth of his second child.
Former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss Mourinho was unhappy at how long it took Martial to return and the 22-year-old was fined two weeks’ wages.
Having being left out of Manchester United’s opening Premier League game of the season, Martial was handed a start against Brighton on Sunday as Alexis Sanchez was ruled out through injury.
But he failed to make an impact against the Seagulls and was hauled off in the second half.
In the wake of the shock 3-2 defeat, Mourinho reportedly issued a fresh plea to Ed Woodward for Martial to be sold before the European transfer window closes at the end of the month.
But, according to The Sun, Martial has been encouraged by United’s refusal to sell him over the summer and is now focused on reviving his career at Old Trafford.
It is claimed Martial has decided not to push for a move before the end of August and is determined to fight for his place in the team, despite competition from the likes of Sanchez, Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard.