Anthony Martial wants to stay with Manchester United for 'as long as possible'

Manchester United forward Anthony Martial has pledged his future to the club after being linked with a loan move away from Old Trafford

Manchester United winger Anthony Martial insists he wants to remain at Old Trafford "for as long as possible".

Martial has struggled to recreate the scintillating form he produced during his first season in English football and has now found himself fighting for first-team opportunities under Jose Mourinho.

However, the 21-year-old - who became the most expensive teenager in history when he joined United from Monaco in 2015 - has started to show signs of improvement in recent weeks after starting three consecutive games.

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - NOVEMBER 03:  Anthony Martial of Manchester United reacts during the UEFA Europa League Group A match between Fenerbahce SK and Manchest
Image: Martial has struggled to produce his best form this season

The France international will be hoping to continue that run when United travel to St Etienne for the second leg of their Europa League last-32 tie on Wednesday.

Martial insists he has had no thoughts about leaving United, despite reports linking him with a move away from Old Trafford this summer.

"I love Manchester, I love the club and I love the fans," said Martial.

"(The fans) give me a lot of joy and I really enjoy having them backing me.

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"I try to be as good as possible to make them happy, to satisfy them, so what I just want is to stay as long as possible at this club."

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