Anthony Martial has informed Red Devils that he wants to leave the club.

The France international has become a border figure at Old Trafford, making just two Premier League starts this season and just four in all competitions.

“We spoke at length on Wednesday,” stated Ralf Rangnick, disclosing his wish to quit Old Trafford.

“He explained to me he’s been at Manchester United now for the last seven years and he feels it’s the right time for a change, to go somewhere else.”

“I think in a way this is understandable, I could follow his thoughts but on the other hand, it’s also important to see the situation of the club.”

“We have Covid times, we have three competitions in which we still have high ambitions and want to be as successful as we can be.”

Martial became the world’s most high-priced teenage footballer when United signed him from Monaco in September 2015. The £36 million fee, likely rising to £58 million, made him United’s third most costliest signing at the time after Angel Di Maria and Juan Mata.

Manchester United’s Anthony Martial greets Edinson Cavani as he leaves the field of play during the Premier League match at Anfield, Liverpool.

Martial made a momentous debut, coming off the bench to score a magnificent solo goal facing Liverpool, and has gone on to score 79 goals in 268 appearances. But he has fallen down the ranking of Manchester United forwards after the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo, Edinson Cavani and Jadon Sancho and the exigency of Mason Greenwood.

Rangnick vouched there has been no interest in Martial ahead of the January transfer window and he could stay at Red Devils.

He stated: “I told him listen, as long as there is no club showing interest in him, and it should not only be in the interest of the player it should also be in the interest of the club.”

“So far, as far as I know, there has been no offer from any other club and as long as this is the case he will stay.”

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