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 Man United star confirms his departure from the club with emotional statement

Man United star confirms his departure from the club with emotional statement

Anthony Martial is leaving Manchester United after nine years and penned an emotional statement.

Anthony Martial has confirmed his departure from Manchester United after nine seasons.

Martial signed from AS Monaco in 2015 for an initial £36 million and has gone on to score 90 goals in 317 games.

But his spell at Old Trafford has been plagued by injuries and inconsistency, ultimately leading to United opting against offering him a new deal.

Along with the likes of Raphael Varane and Brandon Williams, Martial will therefore be departing on a free transfer upon the expiration of his contract.

He said goodbye to fans after United's final home game of the season and was not included in the squad for the FA Cup final triumph over Manchester City.

On Monday night, he penned a lengthy statement announcing his exit and thanking the fans for their support as well as teammates and staff.

Addressing the post to United fans on Instagram, Martial wrote: "It’s with great emotion that I write to you today to say goodbye. After nine incredible years at the club, the time has come for me to turn a new page in my career.

"Since I arrived in 2015, I have had the immense honour of wearing this shirt and playing in front of you, the best supporters in the world!

"You have been an unwavering support, through the good times and the difficult. "Your passion and loyalty have been a constant source of motivation for me.

"I’d like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you’ve done for me. Your songs, your encouragement and your love for the club are memories that will remain engraved in my heart forever.

"I would also like to express my gratitude to all my team-mates, technical staff and all the members of the club I have met during my 9 years here. I am proud to have been able to share these experiences with you.

"Manchester United will always be in my heart. This club has left its mark on my career and offered me an incredible opportunity to play in front of you. I’m leaving to take on new challenges, I’ll always be a Red Devil and I’ll continue to follow the club’s results with passion.

"Thank you again for everything, and see you soon."

Image: Getty
Image: Getty

Martial's best season in a United shirt came in 2019/20, when he scored 23 times in all competitions under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

He scored just twice in 19 appearances in his final campaign.

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Topics: Anthony Martial, Manchester United