Ralf Rangnick reveals that Anthony Martial has asked to leave Man Utd


Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick has admitted that Anthony Martial has told him he wants to leave the club.

The French international has been heavily linked with a move from Old Trafford in recent weeks after his agent told the media he was unhappy in Manchester, with Rangnick initially insisting players should talk to him directly if they seek a move.

Newcastle, Sevilla and Atletico Madrid are among the clubs that are rumored to be interested.

Rangnick has now confirmed that the player has personally spoken to him about leaving. But Martial will only be granted a transfer on United’s terms and they know of no interest in him.

“We talked for a long time and he explained to me that he has been at Manchester United for the last seven years and he feels it is the right time for a change, to go elsewhere,” Rangnick said ahead of United’s trip to Newcastle on Monday. night.

“In a way, I think this is understandable. I could follow his thoughts, but on the other hand, it is also important to see the club’s situation.

“We have Covid-19 times, we have three competitions where we still have high ambitions and want to be as successful as we can be.

“I told him to listen, as long as there is no club that shows interest in him – and it should not only be in the player’s interest, it should also be in the club’s interest – as far as I know, it has not has received an offer from another club and as long as that is the case he will stay. “

Rangnick’s switch to a 4-2-2-2 formation has opened up the possibility for United to use four of their forwards at the same time, but Martial still seems far down the notch behind Cristiano Ronaldo, Marcus Rashford, Edinson Cavani, Mason Greenwood, Jadon Sancho and Bruno Fernandes.

Anthony Elanga has also impressed in recent weeks after Rangnick’s arrival, signing a new long-term deal just before Christmas.

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