According to reports, Man Utd attacker Anthony Martial is yet to ‘justify’ his move to Sevilla and he has been sent his ‘first warning’ message.
The Frenchman barely featured for Man Utd at the start of this season. He was also involved in an alleged bust-up with interim boss Ralf Rangnick.
Ahead of the winter transfer window, it was announced that Martial was keen to leave United in January.
The likes of Barcelona and Juventus were reportedly interested in him but he ended up joining Sevilla on loan.
Martial played 102 minutes as Sevilla were dumped out of the Europa League by West Ham last Thursday. Then on Sunday, he lasted an hour as his side drew 0-0 against Real Sociedad.
Spanish outlet Sport (via Sport Witness) are reporting that a portion of Sevilla’s fans whistled as Martial left the pitch.
This is described as Martial’s ‘first warning’ as a Sevilla player. The ‘displeasure’ fans showed is due to him ‘not offering the expected performance’.
It is also stated that up to now, Martial has not ‘justified’ Sevilla bringing him in.
Elsewhere, Robbie Fowler has mocked Gary Neville for suggesting that Man Utd should look to bring in Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone:
“I laughed this week when I heard Gary Neville shouting that his former club should make Diego Simeone their next manager,” Fowler wrote for the Mirror.
“Honestly, come on! I’m not saying he’s anti-football, but some of the antics his team get up to, some of the horrible stuff they do, and the tactics they pursue. Not at Manchester United.
“The fans would be calling it out within weeks, and even if he actually won things with it, they wouldn’t put up with it for long.
“United have a certain expectation about how they should be playing, which was laid down by Sir Matt Busby and Sir Alex Ferguson. Simeone doesn’t fit with that.
“He doesn’t fit with anyone who loves football, he essentially exists to stop opponents playing football. Which no one should welcome. And that’s what I mean by identity.
“It’s not enough to be simply winning – even if it helps, obviously. Jose Mourinho found that out at Old Trafford. Clubs need a fit with a manager, as well as a winning team, and his philosophy didn’t fit.”