SPORTbible http://www.sportbible.com/assets/images/theme/logo-blk.png 2 hours ago 0 Shares Manchester United To Fine Anthony Martial £180,000 Wed Aug 01 2018 09:12:16 GMT+0100 (BST) Wed Aug 01 2018 11:14:55 GMT+0100 (BST) SPORTbible Football Powered by French international and Manchester United forward Anthony Martial faces a massive £180,000 fine for going missing during their pre-season tour of the USA.The…
French international and Manchester United forward Anthony Martial faces a massive £180,000 fine for going missing during their pre-season tour of the USA.
The United star was given permission by manager José Mourinho to leave the US for Paris to join his partner Mélanie da Cruz for the birth of their son.
However, Martial was expected to return to their LA training base for the remainder of the tour, which culminated with a 2-1 victory over European champions Real Madrid.
United flew home from Miami in the early hours of this morning, but it is not known if Martial will re-join with the team at Carrington.
Martial is reported to be in breach of his contract after missing a total of eight days of pre-season. He currently earns £90,000-per-week and is expected to be fined two weeks wages for the unapproved absence.
At the press conference following the Madrid game, Mourinho emphasised that a “majority” of his players have a fantastic spirit heading into the new season, but that he does not know if Martial will be back with the group.
The 22-year-old has made it clear he wants to leave the club this summer, this issue may now have severed his relationship with Mourinho.
This latest incident for Mourinho comes at the end of a disastrous pre-season tour, where he has seemingly separated himself from the team and stretched relations, becoming the bookies favourite to be the first Premier League manager to go.
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Words byGeorge Buksmann.