Manchester United to fine Anthony Martial two weeks’ wages for going AWOL

Manchester United star Anthony Martial is set to be fined two weeks’ wages for failing to report for training. The Frenchman was given permission to leave United’s tour of the United States last week for the birth of his child with partner Melanie Da Cruz. Martial’s second child, Swan, was born six days ago but the 23-year-old failed to return to the tour for United’s final two pre-season games stateside. Jose Mourinho expected the Frenchman to report to United’s Carrington training base as the rest of the squad prepare to return but Martial has failed to do so.\


According to the Sun, Martial will now be fined two weeks’ wages – incurring a fine of around £180,000. Mourinho is furious with Martial and has done little to disguise his anger

The Portuguese boss took a thinly-veiled dig at the Frenchman after United’s 2-1 win against Real Madrid by praising Romelu Lukaku’s commitment to the club. ‘And with the fantastic spirit we have in the majority of the players, I repeat: In the majority of the players, we have a fantastic spirit, we go with everything we have to the Premier League,’ said Mourinho. Mourinho then admitted that he was unsure whether Martial would be available for training when the squad returns to Manchester.

Manchester United Pre-Season Training Session