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Manchester United will not sell Martial to certain clubs

Manchester United will not sell Martial to certain clubs

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Manchester United will not sell winger Anthony Martial to rival Premier League clubs, according to Mirror Football.

Martial reportedly wants out of Old Trafford and has been linked with moves to Chelsea, Tottenham and Bayern Munich.

United were hoping to keep the former Monaco man, but have reluctantly agreed to sell him for at least £70m.

United wants to go back to the old tradition of not selling to rival Premier League teams in respect to the Martial transfer situation.

Under the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester United made sure that they did not sell to their perennial or title rivals, only selling to teams they perceived were not title contenders.

Gabriel Heinze tried to move to Liverpool in 2007, but Ferguson and United made sure that didn't happen, and finally sold him to Spanish side Real Madrid.

The sale of Welbeck to Arsenal in 2014 was under Louis van Gaal. If Ferguson was still in charge, that deal would most likely not have happened.