Anthony Martial wants to QUIT Man Utd in January transfer window and will hold showdown talks with club, says agent

ANTHONY MARTIAL wants to LEAVE Manchester United in the January transfer window, according to his agent.

The 26-year-old has been frozen out at Manchester United this season, starting just two Premier League games so far this campaign.

The Frenchman's representative, Philippe Lamboley, told Sky Sports News: "Anthony wishes to leave the club in January.

"He just needs to play. He doesn’t want to stay in January and I will speak to the club soon."

Martial and his agent are set to hold talks with the club over a possible January transfer.

Barcelona have been credited with an interest in the forward, and are in need of a fresh face up top after Sergio Aguero's health scare and Luuk de Jong being firmly out of favour.

Italian giants Juventus also have the hitman on their transfer wishlist.

Martial has played just 202 minutes of Premier League action this season, and a little over an hour across United's six Champions League games.

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In all competitions he's started just four games so far this campaign.

It's that lack of game time that has driven Martial into wanting out, with Ralf Rangnick's appointment not changing Martial's status at the club.

He signed a new deal at Old Trafford in 2019 that still has three years left on it, including the option to extend for another year.

It means United are in a strong position when it comes to bargaining over a transfer fee, but what is clear is Martial wants an exit as soon as possible.

He joined from Monaco in 2015 with big things expected of him, but has never really found top gear in England.

Martial has come under criticism for his performances from fans and pundits alike, and was slammed as 'lightweight' by Jamie O'Hara earlier this season after a poor performance against Southampton.

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