Anthony Martial’s stance on Sevilla move as Man Utd expect second bid after snubbing first

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The arrivals of Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho at Manchester United this summer have further hampered Anthony Martial’s chances of staking a claim in the starting XI at Old Trafford. Sevilla have already had a bid rejected for the forward ahead of the January transfer window and according to L’Equipe, the Frenchman is eager to make the move with a second offer set to come in.

Martial was tipped to become one of football’s biggest stars upon his arrival in the north of England more than half a decade ago.

And after scoring 17 goals in 49 games as a 19-year-old on his debut season for United, the world awaited a potential next big superstar.

But just 62 goals in 219 games across five seasons since has left Martial way down the pecking order at Old Trafford.

With Ronaldo, Sancho, Marcus Rashford and Edinson Cavani all more likely to enjoy more game time than him, Martial must leave for his own good.

And with the 26-year-old the priority of Sevilla directors for the January window, the Frenchman has made his stance known.

Per L’Equipe, Martial is keen to make the move to Sevilla with it thought the Spanish club are to set to improve on their first loan bid. They have made him their top target.

The BBC believe that the Andalusian club offered around £75,000-per-week for his services.

But United would reportedly only let him leave should a deal present itself that is financially suitable.

The Red Devils are only interested in a deal that would see a loan fee paid and his entire £150,000-a-week wages covered.

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And after failing to appear under Ralf Rangnick thus far, it appears the Frenchman is nowhere near the quality required to fit into the German’s system.

“He explained to me that he had been at United for seven years and that he considered it time for him to turn the page, to go elsewhere,” explained Rangnick recently.

Martial became the world’s most expensive teenager at the time for a fee of £36million in 2015.

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However, the Frenchman has failed to hit the heights he was expected to reach at Old Trafford.

United take on Burnley on Thursday evening in a bid to keep the pressure on Arsenal in the bid for Champions League qualification.

Yet after scraping past Norwich and being dominated by Newcastle, it remains to be seen whether Rangnick’s men will seal the job against a solid Burnley side.

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