Manchester United loanee Anthony Martial is hauled off on Sevilla debut in frustrating Osasuna stalemate after making his first start in FOUR MONTHS following fallout with Ralf Rangnick
- Anthony Martial was subbed off with 14 minutes left on his debut for Sevilla
- The Frenchman made his first start in four months following his public fallout
- The 26-year-old secured a loan move to the LaLiga side from Manchester United
Manchester United loanee Anthony Martial was hauled off on his Sevilla debut, in his first start in over four months in his new side’s stalemate with Osasuna.
The 26-year-old looked rusty throughout before he was taken off with 14 minutes left to play as the Spanish side endured a difficult evening as Sevilla blew the chance of victory by missing a stoppage-time penalty.
The Frenchman will be hoping for better in their next match as he works off the rust following a long-time away from first-team action.
Man United loanee Anthony Martial was hauled off on his Sevilla debut against Osasuna
The Frenchman made his first start in four months after a torrid few months with the Red Devils
Martial had a public fall-out with Red Devils interim boss Ralf Rangnick last month after claims he refused to be a substitute against Aston Villa.
The forward denied those allegations on social media and eventually forced through his switch to the LaLiga side on loan until the end of the season.
But his debut did not go to plan as he would have wanted to hit the ground running to prove his worth as they bid to challenge Real Madrid for the league title.
The second-placed side failed to break their tough opponents, with Youssef En-Nesyri creating their best opening until the final seconds.
But he fired straight into the arms of goalkeeper Sergio Herrera.
Forward Martial will be hoping for a better performance in his next match for Sevilla
They had yet another big moment in additional time – only for Ivan Rakitic to squander the golden opportunity from 12 yards.
Sevilla remain three points behind league leaders Real Madrid.
Sevilla manager Julen Lopetegui has called on on-loan Manchester United striker Anthony Martial to do more following his debut.
‘Anthony has to give us much more,’ Lopetegui said, as quoted by Sevilla’s club website. ‘It was his first game and adaptation is not easy, he has played little this year and he has to get into dynamics and gain minutes and confidence.’
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