This week, Manchester United confirmed to loan moves from the club for the players who needed and demanded more playing time. The first player to leave was Anthony Martial, who earlier admitted that he would leave the club. “Sevilla FC and Manchester United FC have reached an agreement which will see Anthony Martial join the club on loan until the end of the current season,” the La Liga side said in a statement.
The second loan deal is of youngster Amad Diallo. They sent the teenager on loan to Scottish champion Rangers for the remainder of the season on Thursday. The 19-year-old winger joined United from Atalanta in January last year and has made nine appearances in all competitions.
There were rumours that Anthony Martial was disappointed with not getting game time. The 26-year-old told United’s interim coach Ralf Rangnick that he wanted to leave in January after growing frustrated with a lack of playing opportunities.
“He’s a great player, one of the best strikers in the Premier League, but we have other players in his position. It’s his wish that he wants to leave,” Rangnick said earlier this week.
“I’m ready to play,” said Martial at his official presentation in Seville on Wednesday. “I have trained hard to be ready. If the coach wants me to play, I can do it now. My objective is to play, to help the team, to score goals, give assists. That’s my goal for these months.”
Martial said he was persuaded to join Sevilla by the club’s coach Julen Lopetegui and sporting director Monchi. “What convinced me to come was the conversations with the sporting director and with the coach,” Martial said.
Amad Diallo is seen as one of the main players for the future. The club sees a lot for him at Old Trafford. Diallo made eight appearances last season and was set to join Dutch club Feyenoord on a season-long loan in August, but a thigh injury blocked that move. The Ivory Coast international has only played one first-team match for United since returning to fitness.
Right now, it is difficult for the youngster to get minutes with the Red Devils. For his development, the club decided to send him on loan.
“I am delighted to join Rangers until the end of the season,” said Diallo. “It is fantastic for me at this stage of my career to have the opportunity to come to such a big club that is challenging on a number of fronts and will give me some excellent opportunities to test myself in many environments.”
“I am really pleased to add Amad to our squad for the rest of the season,” said Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst.
Diallo could make his debut as early as Saturday when Rangers visit Ross County before a huge clash with Celtic on Wednesday.