Former Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan has insisted Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick to offload Anthony Martial.
The 26-year-old joined the Old Trafford outfit back in 2015 from Ligue 1 side AS Monaco for around £43 million. However, the move hasn’t been a great success for the France international as he struggled to showcase his talent in the Premier League and has been inconsistent throughout his time at Manchester.
Martial’s agent Philippe Lamboley has earlier revealed that the Frenchman wants to leave the record Premier League champions in January as he wants to play regular first-team football and has struggled to find regular actions so far in this campaign. However, following the arrival of Ralf Rangnick, the 26-year-old hasn’t been able to take any part in the first-team squad due to injury issues.
Meanwhile, speaking on talkSports(via Express) Jordan said that Manchester United should get rid of Anthony Martial as quickly as possible. The Frenchman has talent and abilities but when it comes to delivering, he has failed to produce his best.
The former Crystal Palace chairman further claims that Martial is a type of player who could get the managers’ sack. Therefore, it will be better to sell the forward as he has already expressed his desire to leave. He said:
“Get the cab ready and put Martial in it as quickly as you possibly can and you’ve got an opportunity. Because I think Martial is one of those players that gets you the sack. I think he is the archetypal Manchester United player of the last half a decade that, on paper, looks a great player, got all the ability, but when it comes to it has the heart the size of a pea. He wants to go, so good riddance if I’m United.”
Should Manchester United get rid of Anthony Martial?
Cashing in on Anthony Martial could be a shrewd business from Manchester United. The forward has failed to live up to the expectations at the Old Trafford stadium and has been inconsistent throughout his spell in English football.
With the Red Devils bloated with attacking firepowers at the moment, the record Premier League champions can afford to sell the talented forward in order to generate some cash to strengthen the other areas.
Manchester United need to invest in the midfield position as the futures of Paul Pogba and Donny Van De Beek are still hanging in the air and Nemanja Matic has already reached the twilight of his career.
However, it will be interesting to see what the new manager Ralf Rangnick decides about the Frenchman’s future. The German boss hasn’t seen him play yet and without assessing him in a match situation, the 63-year-old might not want to make any concrete decision about Anthony Martial’s future.