ESPN pundit believes United will be winners should Willian-Martial swap happen
- The situation with Willian at Chelsea is getting as complicated as with Martial at United
- The one-for-one player swap has been supposed by the media
- Ex-Liverpool player & ESPN pundit Steve Nicol has claimed the Red Devils are going to be the side benefiting from the move in case it comes true
Nicol told ESPN: "If I’m Man United I’m taking that in a heartbeat.
"You know exactly what you are getting from Willian. We still don’t know, every time Martial steps on the field, what we’re going to get.
"So, who benefits? I’ll tell you what, Man United."
Willian was due to report back to Chelsea on Tuesday following his extended post-World Cup vacation. However, the winger failed to show up at Cobham that day. The Brazilian blamed his absence on a passport issue and was expected to return to London on Wednesday.
The winger, meanwhile, has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge, however, speaking to Brazilian outlet Globo Esporte, Willian has claimed that his future is at Chelsea: "I am very happy at Chelsea and I am very happy living in London."
In the meantime, Martial left United's pre-season tour to attend the birth of his second child. United are reportedly ready to punish him with a £180,000 fine. The Frenchman hasn't trained for the past eight days since leaving the tour, which allegedly left Jose Mourinho disappointed.