Manchester United’s Anthony Martial has moved to Sevilla on loan where he has been welcomed by ex-Brazil forward Ronaldo, as his problem with Bruno Fernandes has emerged
Anthony Martial has been handed his January transfer window wish after sealing his loan move from Manchester United to Sevilla.
The French forward made it perfectly clear he wanted to leave the club this month after falling down the pecking order at Old Trafford – and has now been welcomed with open arms by his new club.
And that welcome has been made extra special by a very touching message from Martial’s idol, legendary Brazil forward Ronaldo.
It comes as Martial’s problem with Manchester United’s star man Bruno Fernandes has come to light, and after French defender Raphael Varane made an honest admission about life in the Premier League after joining last summer.
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Varane’s Premier League admission
It’s taken Raphael Varane just 12 Premier League games to come to a very real discovery – he’s now playing in the best division in the world.
Varane’s had a challenging few months since his £35million switch from Real Madrid last summer with his side often struggling for results on the pitch leading to United being under more pressure than ever.
With Varane having to get used to the speed and intensity of the Premier League during that time, things have certainly left an impression on the French World Cup winner.
And he’s opened up on the one major difference to life in LaLiga with Real Madrid.
Ronaldo’s message to Martial
Legendary Brazil forward Ronaldo has sent a special welcome message to Anthony Martial after he sealed his loan move to Sevilla.
Ronaldo lit up LaLiga during spells with Barcelona and Real Madrid and is now majority owner at Spanish club Real Valladolid.
Martial idolised Ronaldo while he was growing up, revealing he fell in love with watching the striker because he “had magic in his feet”.
And the new Sevilla man was forced to hold back tears as he was surprised by a message from his hero, while he was standing on the pitch at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan during his unveiling.
Martial’s Fernandes problem
Bruno Fernandes’ impact at Old Trafford after signing for Manchester United in 2020 has been nothing short of astonishing.
Despite a very successful time at Portuguese outfit Sporting Lisbon during which time he managed a very impressive 63 goals and 52 assists in 137 games, there were doubts that he could make the step up to the Premier League.
But his numbers at United have been almost just as impressive – meaning other players have been pushed to the sidelines.
One of those has been Martial, who had huge problems getting in the starting XI following Fernandes’ arrival.