French player is set to return to Manchester United

Manchester United have quite a few players who have struggled to make much of an impact on the first-team in some time. And with Erik ten Hag set to become the new manager of the club, one would expect a number of them to head out of Old Trafford, either on loan or on a permanent basis, this summer. Of course, that is easier said than done.

One player who had already been out on loan from the club is Anthony Martial, who joined Sevilla in the second half of the 2021/22 campaign, after failing to break into the first-team plans at Old Trafford.

But his time at Sevilla has not been great either as Martial has continued to struggle to make an impact on games. According to stats from Transfermarkt, he scored once and provided a solitary assist in 12 appearances for the Spanish club.

Thus, it is safe to say that one would not have expected Sevilla to sign him on a permanent basis and that has been confirmed by Castro. As tweeted out by Fabrizio Romano, the Sevilla President said about Martial:

“Anthony Martial will return to Man United. We spent important money on him but it didn’t work – also, he had injuries and we’re not gonna buy him on a permanent deal.”

The French player is set to return to Manchester United this summer

Martial had enjoyed a brilliant 2019/20 campaign for Manchester United, finishing as the club’s highest goal scorer for the season, but since then things have gone downhill for him.

He failed to meet expectations last season, ultimately losing his starting spot to Edinson Cavani and then this season, after barely featuring, he was sent out on loan to Sevilla but that did not work out either.

Now, it remains to be seen what his next step will be after returning to Manchester United from his loan spell in Spain. It feels unlikely though that he will have a regular spot in Ten Hag’s plans.

While Martial has always been considered as a top talent, his form over the past few seasons has meant that he has fallen significantly down the pecking order. Unless he is able to make a major turnaround, his future at Manchester United does not seem bright.