Manchester United News: Anthony Martial’s career at Manchester United started with so much promise, but it never reached the promised land. The former Monaco man finally made a loan move to Sevilla for the next five months.
The French international joined United from Monaco in 2015 in a move worth an initial £36million. However, the 26-year-old had dropped down the pecking order at Old Trafford due to new signings and his own form and fitness.
Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes were the first two names from the squad who sent supportive messages to the 26-year-old following the move to Spain. The former Golden Boy winner will have a key role to play in Sevilla’s title battle this season.
However, the main question that remains is? Where will Martial be going to play next season? The number 22 for Sevilla talked about it in his first interview since moving to Spain.
Manchester United News: What does Martial have to say?
“I have joined for five months but you never know what the future holds. It’s just not money, I want to play and enjoy the game more. That’s the biggest motivation and that’s why I decided to join this club.”
“The best thing I can do is to showcase my abilities and play more on the field. I believe I have chosen the perfect place to do that.”
“Team’s interest is most important to me. I want to help this team in the next five months with my goals and assists. The quality of the players in the squad is amazing, and I want to help the team with my experience going forward.”
Martial has made over 250 appearances for the club since joining. However, he was struggling to make a mark in the last 18 months at Old Trafford. His case was not helped by United’s signing of Ronaldo and Sancho.
Rangnick’s misunderstanding with the player also played a crucial role in his departure, according to the reports. The German is expected to move into a consultancy role as United brings in a new permanent manager in the summer.
Lopetegui on the shortlist for United’s managerial role?
If reports are to be believed, Sevilla manager Lopetegui is one of the managers on United’s reported four-man shortlist. The other names include the likes of Erik ten Hag, Mauricio Pochettino, and Luis Enrique.
This might provide a perfect chance for Lopetegui to have a close look at the French international. Many pundits believe that the former Monaco teenager has a lot of talent but lacks the mentality to be a superstar.
Lopetegui joined Sevilla in 2019 and has been instrumental in their progress. The Spaniard was in the dugout when they beat United in 2019/20 en route to their sixth Europa league title.
The inconsistent signed a contract till 2024. Even in this loan move, Sevilla does not hold a purchase option, and that suggests that he can be a Manchester United player in the next season.