Despite the strong interest from Sevilla, Manchester United has no plans of sending Anthony Martial on a loan.
Interestingly, it was the club’s manager, Jose Mourinho who is preventing the French forward for playing football somewhere else.
The Special One believes that the young player simply needs to work harder and prove himself in order to get more playing time and it looks like he (Mourinho) is getting some support from France’s national football manager, Didider Deschamps.
Martial’s eagerness to move out of Old Trafford can be attributed to his strong need to play in first-team football. Sevilla, on the other hand, is more than willing to accommodate his demands.
The La Liga powerhouse has surprisingly emerged as one of the season’s title contenders. Jorge Sampaoli’s arrival left many in doubt since he will be replacing the legendary Unai Emery, who has brought European honors for the club.
However, with Sevilla sitting on the 3rd spot of the league table and performing well in the Europa League, there is no doubt that Sampaoli has exceeded expectations.
Apparently, his interest on Martial shows that he wants more of what he has now. As a matter of fact, their football director, Monchi is said to have already contacted with Martial’s agent, Philip Lamboley.
The ex-Monaco striker transferred to United last season on a £57.6M transfer deal. He was one of the most influential players under Louis Van Gaal, delivering 14 goals in 40 appearances.
Sadly, he struggled to impress under Mourinho’s reign. He was pushed to the periphery to yielded his jersey number (9) to Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The situation became even more frustrating for Martial since he was not even consulted for the decision.
But Sevilla is not the only squad that is interested in his services. West Ham United wants to have his signature too.