Frank McAvennie has told Man United to sell Anthony Martial “at any cost” in January after he asked to leave the club.
The former West Ham hitman, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claims the attacker should have been sold long before now.
As per Sky Sports on Tuesday (28 December), Sevilla have had a loan bid for Martial rejected after the France international asked to leave Old Trafford next month.
Anthony Martial has told #MUFC that he wants to leave the club.— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) December 27, 2021
The report claims Man United want the striker’s wages paid in full as well as a loan fee in order to strike a deal in the winter window.
This came after Ralf Rangnick confirmed Martial had asked to leave in January.
McAvennie has never been impressed with the attacker’s performances and encouraged the Red Devils to cut him loose.
“He’s never done that much, has he?” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.
“I seem to remember him having a really good season in his early days there but that was four or five years ago now.
“Since then he’s hardly set the world on fire. I imagine he’s on massive wages and we all know he cost a fair amount.
“That’s fine if you are contributing every week and are scoring goals. Martial isn’t doing that and hasn’t done it for a long time.
“If an offer comes in I would let him go, at any cost. On a basic level, you can’t have players who don’t want to be there.
“It’s a recipe for disaster. Situations like this can turn ugly very quickly and they won’t want that to happen.
“Martial is earning big money, he wants to leave, he’s not playing, he’s probably upset, you have to let him go.”