Jose Mourinho eyeing two new attackers if Manchester United sell Anthony Martial

The two attackers Jose Mourinho wants to replace Anthony Martial at Manchester United
The Frenchman is stalling on a new deal and could be offloaded this summer (Picture: Getty)

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is considering selling unhappy forward Anthony Martial and could reignite his interest in two former targets, according to reports.

Martial has recently rejected the offer of a new five-year contract at Old Trafford due to his lack of game time since Alexis Sanchezs arrival from Arsenal in the January window.

But it has not just been the Chileans impact that has prompted Martial to fall down the pecking order, with Mourinho also concerned about his application in training and concentration levels.

HUDDERSFIELD, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 17: Manager of Manchester United Jose Mourinho looks on during the Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round match between Huddersfield Town and Manchester United on February 17, 2018 in Huddersfield, United Kingdom. (Photo by Chris Brunskill Ltd/Getty Images)
Mourinho has previously said United would not sign more attackers, but that could change (Getty)

And now the Daily Mail report that the drama surrounding Martial could prompt Mourinho to re-think his stance that United will not sign any more attacking players.

The Portuguese coach has previously insisted that it would be defenders he primarily targets this summer, but if Martial leaves – a bid of £60m is thought to be enough to tempt United to sell – they would need fresh attacking reinforcements.


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Mourinho still retains an interest in Real Madrid star Gareth Bale, while he would also love to add his old Chelsea playmaker Willian to Uniteds ranks.

Bale, whose preferred position on the right would be perfect for United, has fallen out of favour at Real and is believed to be considering his future at the club, with the likes of Lucas Vasquez and Marco Asensio now ahead of him in Zinedine Zidanes plans.

MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 21: Gareth Bale of Real Madrid celebrates during the La Liga 2017-18 match between Real Madrid and RC Deportivo La Coruna at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on January 21 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Power Sport Images/Getty Images)
Bale and Willian, as well as Watfords Richarlison, as the attackers being discussed (Picture: Getty)

Willian, meanwhile, has had another strong campaign for Chelsea and the soon-to-be-dethroned Premier League champions would rather avoid strengthening a rival – especially after the impact Nemanja Matic has had.

There is another name United have discussed, and that is Watfords Brazilian winger Richarlison; his form has tailed off since Marco Silvas dismissal but he still commands a £40m price tag.

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