ANTHONY MARTIAL is back at Manchester United after Sevilla reportedly rejected the chance to sign him.
The striker joined Julen Lopetegui’s squad on loan during the January transfer window.
But he missed six games through injury, scored just ONE goal, and was even jeered by his own fans in a miserable spell.
Now, according to Italian football journalist Fabrizio Romano, Seville will NOT be considering a permanent deal.
He quoted Sevilla president Jose Castro as saying: “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 going to buy him on a permanent deal”.
The LaLiga side, who finished in fourth position, are believed to be paying 40 per cent of Martial’s £240,000-a-week wages.
That is £96,000 a week for what has been little return this season.
Having made 12 appearances for the team this season, including nine in La Liga, many might have expected a fresh start to reignite the Frenchman’s stuttering career.
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However, just one goal and assist has failed to showcase the type of form he would want to display to either convince Erik ten Hag to give him more minutes at Man United or for a transfer bid to come in.
Martial went on loan to Sevilla under Ralf Rangnick after failing to earn significant minutes under any of the three managers who have managed United this season.
He started just two games in the Premier League this season before going out on loan, scoring in the 57 minute appearance he made against Everton in October – his only other goal of the season.
The 26-year-old joined United in 2015 for £36m from Monaco, becoming British Football’s most expensive teenager.
He has two more years left on his lucrative contract at Old Trafford, which comes with high wages.