Anthony Martial's fall from grace continues with interview giving up on Sevilla future

Anthony Martial’s stunning and quite sad fall from grace has continued after he admitted he does not see a future on loan at Sevilla.

Martial went on loan to the Spanish club to play regularly and rejuvenate his career, and while he has had the game time he desired, his form has not ignited.

He is currently on a run of eight games without scoring, having only netted once.

Now he admits he is likely on his way back to Manchester United.

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Martial spoke to ABC Sevilla and admitted: “I know it’s very difficult for me to continue at Sevilla.

“I’m not worried about that right now. I came knowing that it would be six months and then I would surely have to return to Manchester United.

“‘I’m very happy with the experience of playing in a new club, as big as Sevilla and having minutes again. If we manage to be a top four team, we will have achieved the goal and I will be happy for the fans, who have been very good to me since I arrived.’”

Martial’s comments on the Sevilla fans doesn’t quite tell the whole picture. He was whistled by the Sevilla supporters in the defeat to Barcelona, who were unhappy with his performance.

Sevilla have been eliminated from the Europa League and seen hopes of a title challenge fade. They even went on their worst scoring run for 20 years, before scoring four against Granada last weekend.

Journalist Fabrizio Romano said this week that Sevilla have no plans to sign Martial on a permanent basis.

He told his Here We Go podcast: “He’s coming back from Sevilla. They are not signing him on a permanent or making any bid for Martial.

“The (United’s) new manager will make a decision, selling him or keeping him at the club. Everything will be discussed by Manchester United.

“Sevilla are already convinced that he is not staying at the club next season.”

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Martial then looks set to become United’s problem again, one who is on high wages, with two years left of a contract to run.

His spell at Sevilla has made him less enticing to clubs, rather than more so, and he has not been able to win back his place in the France international squad, which was one of his aims when he left on loan, omitted from by Didier Deschamps from the March friendlies.

Martial can still turn it around and open some doors for the future by finishing strongly, and there is a great opportunity to change the narrative this weekend when Sevilla host Real Madrid.

A big performance in this high profile game could change everything for Martial, and even make his future less ‘complicated’ than it currently looks. But at this stage, he is no longer guaranteed to start.

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