Former England defender Matt Upson believes Anthony Martial represents the future for Manchester United. The 23-year old French star is reportedly edging closer to signing a five-year deal with Man United and Upson says that his long stay at the club is the best option for the two parties. Martial had grown indifferent under Jose Mourinho but a change in management saw his form sparkle and now enjoys regular football under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
“I think the feelgood factor around Manchester United has definitely helped these contract talks develop. Since Jose Mourinho left the club there has been a completely different feeling in the dressing room and all around the club. It’s very positive for him. It’s an amazing club to play for and the fact he has been playing a bit more central or up front in a two-under Solskjaer has really helped him.” Upson told Sky Sports.
“It is a signal for me that they are moving forward and, especially with Marcus Rashford there, those two could be the future in that center-forward position for them. He was indifferent with Mourinho, like a lot of the players were, but if they get something consistent from him and he’s happy when they have a really good player. It is definitely good for Anthony Martial and for Manchester United,” Upson explained. Man United plays Brighton and would look to register a seventh straight win since Mourinho’s departure.