Martial speaks out about his conversation with Ralf Rangnick 

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Anthony Martial has revealed that he decided to leave Manchester United before the arrival of interim boss Ralf Rangnick. 

The 26-year-old is currently on loan at Sevilla until the end of this season. The forward has made six appearances in all competitions since arriving at the south of Spain in January, scoring a solitary goal and notching up as many assists. 

Speaking with Spanish outlet AS, Martial revealed his conversation with Ralf Rangnick and said that he was keen on leaving Manchester United in order to play regular first-team football. The Frenchman also said that the 63-year-old boss assured him that if he can perform the way he was training then the forward would be in Rangnick’s first eleven. 

However, Martial wanted to leave the Old Trafford stadium in search of a new challenge elsewhere. The Frenchman said:

“I asked United to leave because I wanted to play. Rangnick arrived and I wanted to leave, so I told him. I needed to find a new atmosphere, a new club. I had many options, but I spoke with Lopetegui and Monchi and they made me feel important. I wanted to play and enjoy football again. I wasted some time in Manchester not doing so, and I needed it.”

Our View:

Anthony Martial made the right decision to leave Manchester United in order to play regular first-team football and regain his confidence back. The Frenchman struggled to showcase his best consistently enough at Old Trafford and the club’s downfall during this period didn’t help the forward either in settling down. 

The 26-year-old has an abundance of talent and he can play anywhere across the forward line. However, his injury problems have prevented him from developing into a world-class striker. He has already sustained a muscle injury at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán in this short period. 

Martial is on loan at Sevilla for six months and at the end of this season, he will have to return to Manchester United as the Red Devils hierarchy are not keen on selling the Frenchman. So, it will be interesting to see what the future holds for the ex-Monaco man. 

Meanwhile, Manchester United lost to Atletico Madrid in the Champions League round of 16 and they have now squandered every single opportunity to overcome their trophy drought. The Mancunians’ trophy drought has now extended to five consecutive seasons. 

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