Manchester United owe Monaco 10 million euros

Manchester United owe Monaco 10 million euros

Manchester United has to pay the Monegasques 10 million euros additionally for Anthony Martial because of the Frenchman’s efficiency this season, the local magazine France Football reports.

During Martial’s transfer to Manchester United in 2015 the English club paid about 50 million euros with various bonuses. However, the contract had a clause, which said that if Anthony scores more than 25 times in the Red Devils’ jersey, they are obliged to pay another 10 million euros.

In the latest round match against Newcastle Manchester United broke the course of the encounter losing 0:2 and defeated the Magpies 3:2, and Martial equalized the score in the match. However, the goal turned out to be expensive for Manchester United management, as it has become for the forward the 25th in 144 matches for the club.

Earlier the team’s head coach Jose Mourinho did not let the forward on the pitch to often arguing this as a competition between footballers, which the Frenchman loses. Amidst constant expulsion from the line-up there were rumors this summer about Martial’s departure to Atletico and Milan, but the management did not agree to a transfer in spite of Mourinho’s position.

Moreover, on 29th August the club offered the footballer a new five-year contract, the British newspaper The Times reports. Considering unsuccessful start of the season for the Red Devils, who after eight matches occupy eighth place and are falling behind from leaders by seven points, the 22-year old Frenchman may survive Mourinho at the head coach post.

Also, the British media reported that in case of the bad streak continuation at Old Trafford, Zinedine Zidane may become the next manager. The three-time winner of the Champions League as a manager found common tongue with countrymen at Real, therefore at Manchester United there would be no problems with a possible new manager for Pogba and Martial. However, the Red Devils management is obliged to fulfil the agreement terms with Monaco for now and give the green light to Mourinho to engage Mourinho on the football pitch more often, as there is no point holding him on the bench anymore.