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Erik ten Hag ready to sell Man Utd star after latest sulk

Erik ten Hag has reportedly lost patience with Anthony Martial and now is ready to sell the Manchester United star in the summer.

The former Ajax boss is set to accelerate his rebuilding process during the close season and will look to sign at least one new centre forward.

Marcus Rashford has shouldered the burden of goalscoring expectation this campaign but his form has tailed off during the run-in to the extent whereby he has scored only two goals since the start of April.

Wout Weghorst, signed on loan in the January transfer window, will not be retained, while Greenwood’s future lies away from Old Trafford.

Martial has shown glimpses of his old self this campaign but his inability to maintain fitness has prevented him from making an impact.

The 27-year-old was hooked before the hour mark on Saturday against Bournemouth in the Premier League after another dismal performance.

Martial angered the Dutchman by blanking him and storming down the tunnel before reconsidering his actions and joining his teammates on the bench.

‘I think he played well, he returned to the bench, he’s OK,’ ten Hag said. ‘I think he just shot into the dressing room, I don’t know what you want to make from it.’

According to the The Sun, Martial’s body language has been a source of frustration to the United hierarchy, and they questioned his decision to wear gloves on a mild spring day in a recent game at home.

Man United have already drawn up a list of possible new signings with Tottenham forward Harry Kane believed to be the No.1 target.

The England captain has just 12 months left on his current deal and with Spurs having missed out on Champions League qualification he could force through a move.

Napoli’s Victor Osimhen and Atalanta star Rasmus Hojlund are also on Ten Hag’s radar but the Red Devils are likely to face competitino from Chelsea for both Serie A strikers.

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