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Anthony Martial makes 'frustrated' admission as exit hint dropped over Man United star

Published on: 04 October 2022

Here are your Manchester United morning headlines on Tuesday, October 4.

Anthony Martial admitted Manchester United players were "really frustrated" with their supine 6-3 defeat at City.

United trailed the Premier League champions 4-0 at half-time at the Etihad - the second time this season they were 4-0 down at the interval. City were so rampant they went 6-1 up with 17 minutes left and their fans chanted "We want 10". Martial struck his first United goals in exactly a year to trim the losing margin to a flattering three goals.

The 26-year-old has only made two substitute appearances this season due to hamstring and Achilles injuries and was grateful to return to the side ahead of away games against Omonia Nicosia and Everton this week.

"For sure, I would have preferred not to score and win this game but it's always good to come back on the grass and score," Martial said.

Find out what else Martial had to say about his Man United return here.

Gary Neville does not think David de Gea will be at Manchester United for much longer because Erik ten Hag wants to play out from the back.

De Gea was United's most consistent performer last season and he kept his place as first-choice goalkeeper at Old Trafford following Ten Hag's appointment in the summer, with Dean Henderson being sent on loan to Nottingham Forest. The 31-year-old is now into the final year of his contract, although the club has the option to extend his deal for another year. It remains to be seen whether United will exercise that option to keep him in Manchester for another season.

United were defeated 6-3 by Manchester City on Sunday afternoon and the manner of the performance was concerning. After defeats against Brighton and Brentford in August, Ten Hag implemented a pragmatic approach, which was seen again at the Etihad, but that's not something Neville believes the Dutchman will be able to achieve with De Gea in between the sticks.

"We're seeing a lot less of it [counter-attacking football], it's becoming a lot less of a theory that can succeed in football," Neville told his Sky Sports podcast.

Click here to read more from Neville's podcast after the Manchester derby.


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