Anthony Martial’s firm determination to leave Manchester United at the start of this year saw him get a loan move to Sevilla in January.
The Red Devils allowed the forward to join the La Liga side until the end of the season, when the latter were second in the league table and in contention to win the Europa League.
The Manchester United owned man struggled with poor form and fitness, managing a goal and an assist from 12 matches in all competitions. His only goal came in the Europa League win over Dinamo Zagreb.
Julen Lopetegui’s side failed to mount any challenge to Real Madrid for the title, and they are now fourth in the table. They were also knocked out of the Europa League by West Ham United.
Estadio Deportivo explain the 26-year-old cannot say goodbye to Sevilla fans on Sunday as he is recovering a ‘physical discomfort’. The Manchester United forward is ‘totally ruled out’ for the last clash of the season against Athletic Bilbao.
With Martial already playing his last game for the Spanish club, the outlet takes a look at his ‘disastrous’ spell with Los Nervionenses. It’s claimed the France international ‘arrived and from the beginning he enjoyed privileges’.
A lack of minutes at Manchester United didn’t help the attacker to quickly adapt in Spain. At the same time, fans were disappointed to see him not start matches, ‘despite the fact that his performance was far beyond simply disappointing’.
ED state Martial not being able to say goodbye to Sevilla fans is ‘better’ because if he does, then ‘it will be with the banner of one of the biggest fiascoes in the La Liga winter market’. The outlet further adds the result of his signing has been so ‘disheartening’ due to his poor performances.
Martial will return to Old Trafford and must wait to find out whether he will be included in the Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United plans.