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The Manchester United boss admitted ahead of the UEFA Super Cup last year that he was willing to “fight with other coaches that would want him”.

Ultimately Bale remained at the Bernabeu but his injury woes coupled with the continued progress of Marco Asensio has meant even more limited game-time for the Wales international.

And rumours have increased in recent weeks suggesting Real will cash in on the former world record signing at the end of the season with United among those interested.

The 28-year-old would still likely command a hefty price-tag but United are ready to part ways with Martial in order to raise funds.

That’s according to the Sunday Mirror, who claim Juventus hold a strong interest in signing the France international.

Martial was touted as one of the brightest young stars in European football when United signing him from Lyon back in 2013 for £36million, which could rise to £58million.

But Mourinho has repeatedly criticised the 22-year-old and Alexis Sanchez’s arrival in the January transfer window has pushed Martial further down the pecking order.

Jamie Carragher suggested back in January that Mourinho had run out of patience with the winger.

“So often you say you want more from Martial and you see the ability and the quality he has,” Carragher said on Sky Sports before Sanchez moved to Old Trafford.

“If anyone in this team is under more pressure with the news of Alexis Sanchez supposedly coming… it’s possibly, not the end, he’ll still be part of the squad but you think it’s going to be difficult for him going forward if Sanchez came.

“This is a player who came to Manchester United a couple of years ago and you were thinking he was going to be a world beater.

“It just hasn’t happened and I think Jose Mourinho has probably ran out of patience. That’s why he’s come out of nowhere to try and get Sanchez who’s come on the market. He’s saying I want more from this player and it’s not enough.”



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