Zlatan Ibrahimovic sends message to Man United fans about Anthony Martial


Should Martial continue his recent spate of good form and go on finding the back of the goal his net transfer fee, following United's required payment, would then stand at £48m.

"Ibrahimovic has enjoyed a sensational debut season at Old Trafford with the former Sweden worldwide scoring 20 goals across all competitions so far".

Blind is convinced that Jose Mourinho's men will edge their way up the standings over the coming weeks and secure themselves a return to European football's premier club competition for 2017-18.

The only question remaining is whether the striker has a big part to play over the next year or so too, or whether he's destined to have just the one season at Old Trafford.

One final payment, worth £10m, will be scheduled should Martial be shortlisted for the Ballon d'Or, bringing the total transfer cost to £62m.

Given his weekend efforts earned him a goal and an assist in a 2-0 victory, it's hard to argue with those sentiments.

"We had it [fifth spot] for 20 minutes perhaps and we are back in the same position now, but we know what we need to do".

Ibrahimovic is quoted as saying by The Daily Express: "When we eat breakfast, he sits beside me and we talk".

"It could have been a few more; I wish I could have scored".

"I mean, in these games you don't get a lot of opportunities and when you get them, you need to take them".

"I got a lot of the ball, tried to create and give stability to the team".

Asked if he has triggered the extension clause with goals and appearances, the veteran striker told Sky Sports News: "Something like that". "At least we can try and win two or three trophies".

Saint-Etienne will be looking to score a famous win over Manchester United in the first leg of their round of 32 Europa League tie and Martial has cautioned his team-mates about the reception they will receive.