Manchester United’s Anthony Martial faces severe criticism following Seville’s sudden departure from the Europa League.
The French joined the Spanish squad in January on a six-month loan agreement to earn in-game time before the next manager is appointed at his home club.
He has appeared in eight matches so far, scoring once. Three of his appearances took place in the Europa League.
However, last week, after winning their first leg 1-0, his side was eliminated by Premier League West Ham United.
Martial started off the bench in the first leg but was given the green light to start in the second leg where he failed to strike the Andalusians, eventually conceding twice and eliminated from European competition.
This sparked harsh criticism from fans who expected the club to reach the final, as they did in most of the seasons they compete in this competition.
According to Sport Witness, Martial is one of the players criticized by fans after his disastrous performance last week.
The entire team failed to connect with their opponent as they still looked lost throughout the game, including the United star.
Injuries and lack of form from the other strikers allowed Martial to jump onto the Spanish side and start several league games.
However, he was unable to deliver the offensive threat he once showed at United and scored only one goal in all competitions, despite playing eight games.
Several Spanish outposts have raised issues with the 26-year-old mentioning what he was originally loaned to.
Diario de Sevilla mentions that “much more is expected” from the French, noting that he only has ten league games to play before the end of the season.
The article goes on to say that the forward “ran out of fuel” after starting the game well.
ABC Sevilla says Martial was “signed for the nights” like the Europa League rematch, but “didn’t show up” for the occasion.
They still say he was “erratic, darkened while driving and did not look in front of the goal” for 90 minutes (quotes translated by Sport Witness).
United fans will be hoping the forward finds some form before returning to the club after a disappointing few seasons earlier.