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Manchester United agent confirms operation amid Sir Dave Brailsford job change



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Anthony Martial will undergo a small operation due to an injury as Sir Dave Brailsford’s new role with INEOS is explained by their sports director.

Anthony Martial will leave Manchester United this summer on a free contract as his current deal runs to its end at Old Trafford.

INEOS and the club have decided not to renew or extend his current deal, and there were reports earlier this week that Martial has been exiled from the squad by Erik ten Hag due to fitness problems.

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However, his agent, Philippe Lamboley, has rubbished these rumours, explaining that Martial simply just has to undergo a minor surgery on his abdominal muscles.

“What is said about him is completely false,” Lamboley told Sky Sports.

“He was not excluded from the group and he has no problem with the coach, Erik ten Hag.

“Anthony has been in Manchester for nine seasons, and if he was not a great professional, he wouldn’t have been at the club for so long.

“He is simply going to undergo a small operation on his abductors, which he should have done for a while and which did not allow him to be 100 per cent, so he will do it now.”

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Meanwhile, INEOS have clarified reports that Sir Dave Brailsford, who is a new face sitting on United’s board, has left his role with INEOS Grenadiers.

“Dave is now the boss of all Ineos Sport,” Grenadiers’ sports director Oli Cookson told the Global Cycling Network. “He’s still in contact with us, he’s just working across all the sports, so nothing really changes.

“Like the [Telegraph] article said, he was there in December, and he’s in contact with us and all the sports. It’s only a positive thing if we look at the situation that Ineos is doing with all the sports.

“Everything about the team has been said. Of course, Dave’s heavily involved still, as he is with all the sports. Like I say, we’re in a fortunate position with the situation, so there’s not really much else to say.

“I think all teams are evolving. I don’t think there’s anything really to say on the Dave B matter, I think it’s quite clear that he’s got this position as the director of Ineos Sport, and he’s still in contact with us and involved in our successes and our structure.”