Manchester United were rocked on Wednesday night after Anthony Martial‘s representative revealed he wants to leave the club.

Months of negotiations over a new long-term contract at Old Trafford have reached an impasse, with Philippe Lamboley claiming Martial is unhappy at a lack of assurances over his role.

The 22-year-old, left out of France‘s World Cup squad, has come in for criticism from Jose Mourinho over his workrate. Mourinho made it plain that Martial’s performances were inadequate following defeat at Brighton last month.

Anthony Martial has told his agent Philippe Lamboley that he wants to quit Manchester United

Anthony Martial has told his agent Philippe Lamboley that he wants to quit Manchester United

Anthony Martial has told his agent Philippe Lamboley that he wants to quit Manchester United

The Red Devils forward is unhappy at a lack of assurances over his role, claims Lamboley

The Red Devils forward is unhappy at a lack of assurances over his role, claims Lamboley

The Red Devils forward is unhappy at a lack of assurances over his role, claims Lamboley

Sportsmail reported last week that Tottenham are interested in signing him this summer as they back Mauricio Pochettino with increased funds.

‘After thinking about all the possibilities, Anthony wants to leave Manchester United,’ Lamboley told RMC.

‘When Manchester United, which is the most powerful club in the world, does not find an agreement in eight months of negotiations, it is that it does not really want to make it an important player.’

Martial’s contract runs out at the end of next season, although United have an option to extend that until 2020.

The winger started just four Premier League games after being linked with a January move to Arsenal. The Gunners eventually signed Henrikh Mkhitaryan instead.

Lamboley went on to claim Martial would see out his deal and leave on a free if Mourinho refused to sanction a move.

Martial (top row, second left) has spent the majority of the season as a substitute at United 

Martial (top row, second left) has spent the majority of the season as a substitute at United 

Martial (top row, second left) has spent the majority of the season as a substitute at United 

‘It is a well-considered decision. He is under contract, United will have the last word and we will respect the decision of the club, it will go to the end of its commitment,’ he added.

‘We do not have the same vision on Anthony’s future. Without the unconditional support of the fans, Anthony would have already asked to leave United.

‘I will not comment on the consequences of the January transfer window. Everyone will have his opinion, I think he must resume the course of his career. The time has come.’

His contract runs out at the end of next season, although United have an option to extend that

His contract runs out at the end of next season, although United have an option to extend that

His contract runs out at the end of next season, although United have an option to extend that

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