Anthony Martial appeared to have the perfect little family when he first arrived in Manchester.
Aged 19 at the time, it was understood that the French forward was already married to his childhood sweetheart, Samantha, and the two of them had just become parents for the first time.
However, towards the end of last season - within their first 12 months living together in England - it was revealed that the couple had, sadly, split up.
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Unfortunately, the break-up has been pretty messy.
Samantha branded Anthony’s new girlfriend, Melanie Da Cruz, a “prostitute” on Instagram - via the Mirror - and last week she caused a stir by liking Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s post on social media making it clear he’d been handed the No. 9 shirt - previously worn by Martial - simply because he asked for it.
It was initially reported that Martial was unhappy at not being consulted by Jose Mourinho over the decision to hand Zlatan the No. 9 jersey, although this is no longer believed to be the case.
Nevertheless, Samantha’s social media activity has irked the France international’s brother, Johan, who has penned a lengthy Instagram post slamming Anthony’s ex-partner.
It even turns out Samantha and Anthony weren’t married.
Johan's letter to Samantha
“Samantha, I accept that you’re having a hard time coping with the situation with my brother but I can’t hear your lies anymore because you’re hurting Anthony and our name,” Johan, who is also a footballer with Troyes in France, wrote.
“1. You were not married to Anthony
“2. You didn’t meet Anthony when he had nothing but when he was a Monaco player so was already making a very, very good living.
“3. Anthony pays you €3500/ month for you to provide for Peyton (their child) since the day of separation – So much more than a judge would give you. So claiming you do not have the money to buy a high chair is an incredible lie.
“4. Anthony loves his daughter and wants to see her every day. He has apparently become a very bad father since he is no longer with you but he was the best three months ago.
“5. Constantly making drama on social networks is shameful. When you were with Anthony you almost never posted?
“Anthony prefers not to talk in public but I can not let your little game last.
“Watching you play the victim is unbearable and it’s obviously just to make money. Millions of couples break up and do not pay € 3,500 a spouse, especially after never being married. I am obliged to restore the truth and I hope that you’ll pull yourself together for the good of Peyton.
“I can understand that you suffer from the situation and after this message you are free to make a sketch and victimise yourself but it is important to restore some truths.
“Anthony will always be for his daughter and my family.
It remains to be seen how Samantha will respond to Johan’s post - although it’s safe to assume she won’t be keeping quiet.
Who will score more goals for Man Utd next season: Anthony Martial or Zlatan Ibrahimovic? Have your say by leaving a comment below.
[Quotes translated by 101 Great Goals]
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