As Manchester United fans filled Wembley Stadium on April 23, 2016, they chanted one name. Everyone then thought of Anthony Martial, the player who scored the winning goal against Everton and allowed Manchester United to reach the FA Cup final. A song in his honor appeared only a couple of months ago, but it was already popular among fans.
But less than six years have passed since then, and Tony finally left Old Trafford, albeit on loan. Now it is already difficult to find someone who wants to tighten the old song. Looks like the critics were right after all. Do you think so? If you have some predictions about his future, try to download betting app in Tanzania and make your bets.
When you become the most valuable teenager in world football, this label becomes a heavy burden. Very often, young football players are unable to prove that they are worth the fabulous amount that was paid for them. And a lot was expected from Martial: it was even stated in his contract that Monaco would receive an additional 10 million euros if the striker won the Golden Ball.
He, of course, never came close to this goal. In Manchester, he showed an unstable game, and with each new coach, his role in the team and expectations from him changed. It is no coincidence that in the season when he played a central striker, the Frenchman scored 17 goals – his best result in his career.
In truth, as soon as the management appointed Jose Mourinho, everything went awry for Anthony. The coach, who arrived just a couple of months after that very goal at Wembley, could not work with the ward, who was clearly opposed to the style of the Portuguese specialist. Although it all started even earlier – when they took away his shirt with the ninth number, handing it to the newly arrived Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Having scored 13 in two seasons, Martial only convinced Mourinho that he was hardly drawn to the role of the main one. The Portuguese believed Inter’s Ivan Perisic would suit the club much better. But the club firmly stood their ground, especially since owner Joel Glaser had previously called Martial his favorite player.
Martial has only played 11 times this season. Ex-Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes recently claimed that the fans had been “cheated” by promising them a first-class first-team player. Current coach Ralph Rangnick also did not have much faith in the ward, who, according to him, was never in the mood to play for the club.
Now Martial is thinking about the French national team, and the chance to play at Sevilla is just what he needs on the eve of a big tournament. Julen Lopetegui’s team is second in the table, very close to Real Madrid, and is preparing to win the Europa League again. And even though it’s only a loan, there is no one now who still believes that the striker has a future in Manchester.