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Rooney: Man Utd Cannot Afford To Lose This Star

Manchester United's all-time leading goalscorer Wayne Rooney believes the Red Devils cannot afford to lose a certain star, amid reports suggesting the player wants to leave.

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France international Anthony Martial, who has been linked with moves to Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Juventus, is said to be ready to end his stay at Old Trafford as he looks for regular first-team football elsewhere.

The 22-year-old has slipped down the pecking order at United, especially since Alexis Sanchez's arrival at the club in January, but Rooney feels United cannot afford to lose a player with such quality.

"I think Martial, ability-wise, is incredible," Rooney told talkSPORT.

"But I think it is: how do you get the best out of him? Knowing Anthony the way I know him, I think if you can get the best out of him, he is up there ability-wise with the best in the league.

"I think sometimes it is difficult to get to know him as a person, as a character, because of the way he is.

"But I think once you do get to know him, you just keep him happy."

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Martial has made 136 appearances for the Red Devils since his move from Monaco in 2015, scoring 36 goals and assisting a further 26 strikes.

Do you think the Frenchman should stick it out for one more season at Old Trafford, or should he move somewhere else? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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