La Liga club Sevilla have submitted a loan offer for Manchester United’s Anthony Martial.
According to Sky Sports, the 26-year-old forward is looking to move away from Old Trafford to secure regular playing time.
Martial has fallen down the pecking order at United since the emergence of Mason Greenwood and the arrivals of Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho.
It now appears that the France international could play regularly in the first team, albeit at Sevilla, who have made a loan offer for the player.
According to the source, Sevilla has made a six-month loan offer.
The offer does not include any obligation or option to make the move permanent next season.
To date, Manchester United has not responded to the offer made by the La Liga team.
United interim manager Ralf Rangnick recently confirmed that Martial is interested in a move away from Old Trafford in January.
Ahead of United’s 1-1 draw against Newcastle United on Monday, Rangnick said:
“We spoke at length on Wednesday. He explained to me that he has been at Manchester United now for the last seven years, and he felt it was the right time for a change, to go elsewhere. I think this is understandable; I can follow his mind.”
Manchester United signed Martial, then an unknown entity, in the summer of 2015.
However, the Frenchman made an instant impact, scoring on his debut in a 3-1 win over Liverpool.
Since then, the 26-year-old forward has had a very enjoyable time at Old Trafford.
He has scored 79 goals in 268 appearances across competitions for Manchester United.
However, Martial has struggled to score goals consistently, especially in the last two seasons.
The forward has scored just one goal in ten appearances this season. The Frenchman scored just seven goals last season.
Manchester United needed a heroic display from goalkeeper David De Gea to salvage a point against 19th-placed Newcastle United on Monday.
The Red Devils fell behind in the first half after Allan Saint-Maximin curled past the 31-year-old goalkeeper.
United took until the 71st minute to muster a response. It came from Edinson Cavani, who came off the bench to equalize 20 minutes before the full-time whistle.
However, the winner doesn’t have to like the visitors to be content with a share of the spoils.
Currently, Manchester United are seventh in the Premier League standings, having collected 28 points from 17 matches.
They will now look to get back to winning ways against Burnley on Thursday.***
The former team-mate of United’s No7 criticised the Portuguese star for not clapping the away fans in the tie at St James’ Park, something Neville believes United players should always do.
Anthony Martial has asked to leave United after talks with the new boss, but the club have reportedly rejected an loan offer from Sevilla for the forward.
The Frenchman has not been a regular this year and boss Ralf Rangnick confirmed he is now looking for a change of scenery.
But Rangnick added that no bid has come in for the Monaco star and therefore it is likely he will have to stay at Old Trafford.
On the pitch, United were abject as they escaped from Newcastle with a barely deserved 1-1 draw.
Harry Maguire says an enforced 16-day Covid break may have led to lost points again Newcastle.
The England international said: “No 16-day break in the middle of a football season is going to help you.
“The training ground has been shut and half the lads playing today are recovering from the virus, so of course it’s not going to help us.
“We’ve had people with symptoms, people without symptoms, it’s been a real mixed bag for everyone at the football club and it’s been a tough time.
“But you can’t make excuses for sloppy passes and the opportunities that we had, especially in the first half.
“We’ve got to stay on the ball, we’ve got to stay active and we’ve got to play the ball in their half and we didn’t manage to do that.
“You can look at that and ask whether the last 16 days had a big impact on that because it looked like we ran out of steam out there.
“A point in the end is a fair result, but it’s a result that we’re disappointed with.”
Manchester United have reportedly rejected a loan bid for Anthony Martial from Sevilla.
The Spanish club are said to have made a straight loan proposal with no option or obligation to buy clauses.
According to Sky Sports News, the Spanish club wanted the French forward until the end of the season.
However, ESPN later reported that the deal had been batted away by United over wages.
United are said to want ALL of Martial’s wages covered in the deal, with a loan fee on top.
Sevilla are claimed to have only offered to pay half of Martial’s reported weekly wage of £250,000.
Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher picked their Premier League teams of the season so far.
And not a single Manchester United player has made the cut.
Prior to last night’s 1-1 draw with Newcastle United, Ralf Rangnick confirmed that Victor Lindelof has tested positive for Covid-19.
The Swede last featured against Norwich on December 11.
He was substituted that day after experiencing breathing issues.
Some of football’s biggest names will be able to agree to join which ever club they want next month – and there is not a thing their current sides can do to stop them.
Kylian Mbappe, Paul Pogba and Gareth Bale head the superstar list of players entering the last six months of their contracts on January 1, leaving them free to sign pre-contract agreements elsewhere.
They would NOT move to their new club until the summer, but there would be no transfer fee.
An astonishing 539 players from Europe’s top five leagues are entering the last six months of their current contracts, meaning they can agree free transfers abroad on the first day of the New Year.
Players moving for nothing is not something new, but few years have seen such a stellar cast of talent who are counting down the days until they become free agents at the end of the season.
Which leaves some of the biggest clubs desperately trying to wrap up contract talks or spending the next month hawking the players around in the hope of at least getting a small fee for assets they will lose without a fee in the summer.
Former Red Devils star Gary Neville ripped into his old side’s display against Newcastle last night.
He said on Sky Sports: “I didn’t like the performance at all. Today we didn’t control the game apart from a few moments. It’s all about energy, physicality and who wins the second balls.
“In all those areas we weren’t at our best. The good thing is we got a point but the performance needs to be better.
“You have to be ready and able to win those direct duels and this was not that often the case. When we were in possession we had too many giveaways and even with the goal, that doesn’t make things easy.
“Today was not a question of body language, it was a question of body physicality.
“If you want to be competitive here you have to get physical and this was not the case in many parts of the game.”
Sevilla have submitted a loan bid for Man United ace Anthony Martial, according to reports.
The Frenchman wants to leave Old Trafford in January because of a lack of game time.
According to Sky Sports, Sevilla are his preferred destination.
The loan bid does not include an option or obligation to buy at the end of the season.
Barcelona and Juventus are also reportedly keen.