Anthony Martial’s visit to Seville last season was described as a “fiasco” by Spain’s top soccer outlet.
The Frenchman was loaned to Andalusia at his own request in an attempt to regain his form after a very disappointing start to the 2021/22 season at Manchester United.
It seemed like a fantastic deal for all concerned, but the party atmosphere of his arrival at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium quickly turned into a damp squib, with Martial standing alone and sullen in a party hat.
“Martial’s feat as a player in Seville can only be described as a fiasco” HOW says.
“For the investment made, for the created expectations and for worse than weaker results.”
Outlet then notes that the 21/22 season as a whole was the worst of Martial’s career since he turned 18.
“And the fact is, he scored the same two goals and gave an assist [when he was 18]but he did it by playing 15 games for the team [Monaco] in which he had to compete for the position with players of the rank of Falcao and Berbatow. “
One of the many important decisions that future United manager Erik ten Hag will have to make this summer is what to do with the 26-year-old.
If the Dutchman found a way to motivate and inspire him to recreate the form of the 2019/20 season, in which he scored 23 goals and provided 12 assists in 48 games, it would be a new transfer to United and a very strong one. and it’s exciting.
On the other hand, should the French continue his current trajectory at Old Trafford, there is a danger that his somber presence could have an undesirable and destructive effect on Ten Haga’s wardrobe.
The sale of Martial is probably out of the question this summer. Its value according to transfermarkt.com has dropped to just £ 13 million, while his salary, according to Spotrac.plthat’s as much as £ 250,000 a week.
United would almost certainly not want to sell this cheap, and it seems impossible for any club to be willing to match such an exorbitant salary.
This leaves a straightforward choice to either behave or hire the attacker, hoping in each case that he will eventually be able to jump back into gear everyone knows he is capable of.