Ralf Rangnick Orders Manchester United Player To Show 'Courage' And Resolve His Future
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Martial's agent revealed on Friday that his client is keen to leave United after six years due to a lack of consistent game-time.
Philippe Lamboley made the claims in a TV interview and it's angered Rangnick, who wants the player to take control of his own situation.
“The player hasn’t spoken with me or us about it," Rangnick told The Mirror ahead of Tuesday's clash with Brentford.
"If he really has the wish to go to another club, it should be the player who informs either the board or myself.
“To be honest, what his agent says via the media is not of that much interest to me.”
Martial is yet to play under Rangnick and is currently out of action with a knee injury.
When asked if he'd spoken to Martial about the comments, Rangnick replied: “No. Then I would react to what his agent has said and it should be the player.”
The 26-year-old was former manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's go-to man for most of his reign, with Martial scoring 23 goals in 2019/2020.
However, Mason Greenwood's emergence and the signings of Cristiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani have seen him slide down the pecking order.
Martial arrived from Monaco as a hot prospect in 2015 and immediately made an impact, scoring on his debut against bitter rivals Liverpool.
He's won the FA Cup, Europa League and Carabao Cup as a United player but not kicked on to become one of the world's best as hoped.
Rangnick is aware United need strengthening after an underwhelming season so far, but he thinks the squad is too bloated.
Last Tuesday saw a number of first-team players given the day off for a Champions League dead rubber with Young Boys.
The game ended 1-1 and Rangnick got a better view of a few fringe players.
When asked about potential moves in January, the 63-year-old replied: "I've got to know them better in this week, I saw most of them play in the two games and had three, four or five training sessions this week,.
"But it's still too early to speak about what might happen in the winter transfer window. If I look at the number of players we have, it's still a big squad, we definitely do not have not enough players."