Manchester United loanee Anthony Martial frustrated by the situation at Sevilla
According to Marca, via Sport Witness (h/t Manchester Evening News), Manchester United loanee Anthony Martial was left angry by his early substitution against Real Sociedad on the weekend, resulting in some frustration at his situation at the club.
Martial moved to United as a teenager in 2015, becoming an instant favourite at Old Trafford after he netted on debut against arch-rivals Liverpool in an emphatic 3-1 win after moving to Manchester as a relative unknown from AS Monaco.
Despite a great start to life at the Theatre of Dreams, Martial never quite reached the same heights or made the same impact at the club apart from leading the line effectively in the 2019/20 season, when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was in charge of the side.
The Norwegian was sacked earlier this campaign, which meant that Ralf Rangnick was given charge of the first team on an interim basis until the summer. However, under the German, the United No.9 dropped down the pecking order and was relegated to the bench.
Frustration in Seville
As a result, the France international sought a move away from his parent club on loan to join Sevilla in the January transfer window in an attempt to showcase his talent and rediscover his form once again after waning during the last few years in England.
However, things do not seem to be going according to plan for the Frenchman, as it is said that the striker does not quite fit in Sevilla’s system under manager Julen Lopetegui. The Spanish side currently sit second in the La Liga table.
The 26-year-old fell behind Cristiano Ronaldo, Edinson Cavani, and Marcus Rashford this term, forcing him to seek a move away to play more regularly. With the 2022 World Cup approaching, the striker will be keen to play his way into the France national squad for the tournament.
Apart from game time, his playing career under Rangnick took a turn for the worst after the manager publicly claimed that the forward was not willing to take his place in the squad for an away game, and Martial hit back on social media confirming his desire and love for the club.
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His troubles seem to have continued in Spain, although in a different context, as he was hauled off before the hour mark against Real Sociedad on Sunday, as his team played out a 0-0 draw. Martial is sure to have backed himself to give his side the lead after starting the game, but his head coach had other plans, which did not work out eventually.
The former Monaco star is expected back at Old Trafford at the end of the season when his loan spell at Sevilla ends, although it is not known if the striker expects to stay and fight for his place in the Man United first team or leave the side altogether in the summer. Hopefully, the rest of his loan period in Spain proves fruitful to boost his confidence and form ahead of the 2022/23 season if he decides to stay with us.