“The time has come” for the rebellious Manchester United star to leave
Gary Neville has admitted time may have passed for Manchester United striker Anthony Martial, who wants to leave the club in January.
The backlash comes after the France striker revealed the player is considering leaving the club due to lack of playing time.
Talk to Air sportsMartial’s agent Phillippe Lamboley said: “Anthony wants to leave the club in January.
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“He just needs to play. He doesn’t want to stay in January and I’ll be talking to the club soon.
Martial has only started two Premier League games so far this season and has a lot of competition in the advanced areas. Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho were both signed this summer and edged the Frenchman in the pecking order.
England forwards Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood are also favored ahead of Martial, as is experienced Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani, when in good form.
With the forward likely to leave, United legend Neville believes it could be a good move for the player and the club.
Speaking on Air sports, Neville said: “I think if they can get the money for him… I probably would have said if they could have got the money for him this summer, the players they have, then yeah I would. .
“I think now is the time. I think Manchester United have always been afraid of getting burned. Of him starting for £ 25million and then becoming a £ 100million player because he’s a special talent.
“I just don’t think he will ever work at Old Trafford as long as they have Rashford, Greenwood, Ronaldo, Cavani, and other players.
“I just think now is the time for him to go and play football on a regular basis so I think now is the right time.”
Elsewhere, Everton manager Rafael Benitez knows clubs need to get it right when they appoint their next football manager.
“I have been in football for so many years. Normally in Spain and Italy you have a director of football, so I have no problem with a director of football, ”said Benitez, doing his best to persuade everyone that he has no problem. with a director of football.
“It’s just to make sure we pick the right one for Everton, and hopefully we can be successful with that.
“My main job is to focus on the games, it’s very clear but at the same time the club is trying to manage the new structure.”