Sports:Martial picks up PFA award while Neymar stalls on new Barca deal


According to Express Sport, The Frenchman, 19, was named alongside Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez and West Ham playmaker Dimitri Payet on the final three-player shortlist.

Martial has made an immediate impact since signing from Moncao in a £36million deal on transfer deadline day.

He burst onto the scene with a debut goal against bitter rivals Liverpool before netting again against Southampton and putting in a man-of-the-match performance in the 3-0 win over Sunderland.

His performances helped United to the top of the Premier League table for the first time ion two years at the end of September.

The initial shortlist, which was eventually whittled down to three, orginally included Bafetimbi Gomis (Swansea City), Odion Ighalo (Watford), Vincent Kompany (Manchester City), Graziano Pelle (Southampton), David Silva (Manchester City), Jamie Vardy (Leicester City), Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) and Ashley Williams (Swansea).


Man United on red alert as Barcelona star Neymar brings talks of a new deal to a halt.

NEYMAR and his representatives have brought negotiations over a new deal at Barcelona to a halt, according to reports in Spain.

The La Liga giants are keen to tie the striker down beyond the end of his current contract which expires in 2018.

Barca are even willing to offer improved terms after the Brazilian’s performances in the last campaign but Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo say the player is in no such rush.

The report also sheds more light on Manchester United’s interest, insisting enquiries were made in the summer but nothing came to fruition.


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