Crossfire between Ragnick and Martial: the coach points to the striker and the Frenchman answers on social networks. Manchester United is a shooting hall and Seville’s offer was not enough – Playon99 News
By Facundo Di Bona (@facudibona).
The red devils continue without raising their heads and this Saturday they wasted a 0-2 against Aston Villa, who managed to tie the match thanks to the stellar appearance of Philippe Coutinho, whose goal and assist established the 2-2.
Manchester United’s dressing room is a ticking time bomb and, after the match, the English team’s coach, Ralf Rangnick, was asked about the situation of Anthony Martial, who has asked to leave this winter market.
The German was clear with his situation:
“He didn’t want to be in the team. He should be in the team, but he didn’t want to and that’s why he didn’t travel with us.”
Man Utd interim manager Ralf Rangnick says Anthony Martial didn't want to be in the squad for their 2-2 draw with Aston Villa in the Premier League ? pic.twitter.com/D3009cJMmJ
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) January 15, 2022
So clear was the coach, that hours later he had a response from the footballer through his social networks.
Martial uploaded a story on his Instagram account with just one sentence that said:
“I have never refused to play a match for Manchester United, I have been here seven years and I have never failed or disrespected the club and the fans.”
Anthony Martial on Instagram ? pic.twitter.com/8mLkUr2xCe
— utdreport (@utdreport) January 15, 2022
A crossover of statements that reflects the delicate situation that the team is experiencing, seventh and outside the European positions in the Premier League standings.
Cristiano Ronaldo himself declared his anger this week with the panorama of Manchester United and was forceful in saying that he is not there to go out in these positions.
Cristiano’s words were taken as a scolding towards the coach and the team, but rather they were accurate criticism of United’s history: they are a great team and they must always fight at the top.
Cristiano Ronaldo is not happy with Manchester United's season ? pic.twitter.com/Zt7GV2MflU
— GOAL (@goal) January 13, 2022
Meanwhile, with two weeks to go in the winter transfer window, Sevilla, who is interested in signing him, has been unable to match his salary and offer the loan fee United wants.
Everything points to an outcome with the departure of the striker – who arrived in 2015 in exchange for 80 million euros – although there is still material to be cut in the Old Trafford offices.