Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

French Winger Returns to Training after Son's Birth

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

French Winger Returns to Training after Son's Birth

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ANTHONY Martial has arrived at United's training ground after belatedly flying back to Manchester following the birth of his son.

The Frenchman's future has dominated the agenda this summer.

In June, his agent, Philippe Lamboley, confirmed his client wanted to leave the club and while Martial returned for pre-season training, and started the first two games of the US tour, that situation has not changed.

Jose Mourinho has adopted a policy of letting wantaway players leave the club since taking charge more than two years ago and it is understood he would be willing to let Martial depart - although United chiefs are keen to hang onto a prized asset. The pair's strained relationship has again come under scrutiny after Martial failed to promptly return to Carrington after being given permission to fly to Paris to be with his partner, Melanie, for the birth of their son, Swan, last week. …

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