Anthony Martial returns from injury for Sevilla and hopes his goalscoring numbers will 'skyrocket'

Anthony Martial hopes his goalscoring numbers will ‘skyrocket’ during Sevilla’s final four games of the season, report AS.

Martial has been out of action since getting injured in Sevilla’s defeat to Real Madrid on April 17. Now he has returned to full training ahead of Sunday’s fixture with Villarreal.

The Frenchman has scored only once goal since joining Sevilla on loan. Manchester United along with Sevilla, would have been hoping for far better.

Sevilla are in third place in the league, and hope to secure a top four spot to qualify for the Champions League next season.

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Martial hopes his goalscoring numbers will ‘skyrocket’

With four games remaining of the La Liga season, AS‘ report states Martial wants more opportunities to show what he is capable of.

He also hopes his goalscoring numbers will ‘skyrocket’. He has no La Liga goals at all so far, with his one strike coming in the Europa League, so any improvement would be welcome on that.

Martial was Sevilla’s big signing in the January transfer window, with the hope he could recapture his best form after only scoring once for Manchester United in the first half of the season, and only seven times in 2020/21. He scored 23 in 2019/20.

The Frenchman’s performances at Sevilla have been inconsistent, despite playing in his favoured central striker role, and he has suffered two spells on the sidelines with injury.

A strong end to the season could still change his fortunes

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Martial is unwanted at Manchester United and has so far not done enough to justify or tempt Sevilla into buying him permanently. His wages are still an issue, and The Sun reported United are ready to pay Martial a lump sum of £12 million to leave the club, half of what he is owed, if an offer from another club comes in.

With just one goal to his name and two injuries at Sevilla, nobody is banging down United’s door with enquiries this summer.

There is still time for this to change if Martial can go on a mini-run of form over the last four matches. Sevilla face Villarreal (a), Mallorca (h), Atletico Madrid (a) and Athletic Bilbao (h) to finish the season.

A strong performance against Atletico in particular would attract some attention, especially considering they knocked Manchester United out of the Champions League.

Martial’s performances up to now suggest more indifferent displays lie ahead, but this is no good for anybody. A couple of goals, or even four in four, really would ‘skyrocket’ his existing goal return of one, and potentially open up some more options for him in the summer.

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