Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick has held clear-the-air talks with Anthony Martial and says “the matter is now resolved”.
Martial, who has asked to leave United this month, took exception to Rangnick claiming he did not want to be part of the squad for Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Villa, and hit back by saying “I will never refuse to play a match for Man United”.
Rangnick did not explain why there were two contrasting versions of events, but insists it is no longer an issue with the France international available for selection against Brentford on Wednesday.
“I had a personal conversation with him on Sunday about what happened and how I saw the whole situation and the matter is now resolved,” said Rangnick, ahead of Wednesday’s trip west London.
“He did not train yesterday and the day before yesterday, he will probably train today and after training I will decide if he is selected or not.”
Rangnick sets out Pogba return timeline
Paul Pogba is expected to return for United at the start of February, says Rangnick.
Pogba, who has not played for United since November, trained with the squad on Monday for the first time since Rangnick took temporary charge at Old Trafford.
“Paul Pogba had his first day of training with the whole group yesterday,” said Ranginick.
“He showed what kind of extraordinary player he can be.
“He will not be available for the two games this week, but hopefully after the break when we have the cup game against Middlesbrough and the away game at Burnley, I think he could be an option.”
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