Anthony Martial ditches Manchester United after 9 years

His contract expires at the end of June.

Anthony Martial ditches Manchester United after 9 years 
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Manchester United striker Anthony Martial has announced that he will be leaving the club after 9 years.

In a statement via his socials, Martial expressed his gratitude to his teammates, technical staff, and all the members of the club he has worked with for 9 years.

The footballer is leaving the club after struggling with injuries in recent seasons. United made him the most expensive teenager when they signed him for $46 million from Monaco in 2015. 

Martial, 28, has so far scored 90 goals for Manchester United in 317 appearances. His contract expires at the end of June.

Here is Anthony Martial's full statement 

Dear Manchester United fans,

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 honor 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.

With all my affection,

Anthony Martial