While on loan at Sevilla, Manchester United forward Anthony Martial was warned he lacked the “fire in his gut” to succeed. The 26-year-future old’s at Old Trafford is unknown as manager Erik ten Hag begins work on a much-needed renovation during the summer transfer window.
Martial’s contract is set to expire in two years. However, after being overlooked last season, the France striker was unable to capitalize when given a chance. Indeed, the athlete failed to score in nine appearances in Spain and is at a crossroads in his career.
He had a promising start with an assist on his home debut, but the United man failed to score for Sevilla in any competition as they fell out of La Liga title contention in the second part of the season. But where did things go wrong for the loanee?
“Of sure, Sevilla are dissatisfied with how Martial worked out,” said Seville-based agent Kenneth Asquez, who frequently contacts with the Spanish club. It was a large investment for them with only one purpose in mind, but these things happen.”
“I’m told he was a beautiful child with the players and the staff, and his conduct was fine,” Asquez stated. He kept a quiet profile because he wanted to focus on football, but I heard many times that despite having all the potential in the world, he didn’t have the fire in his belly, that hunger.
“I didn’t watch a single game when I thought, ‘That’s what we get for €5 million in pay plus taxes.'” “I wish it had worked out for him.”