Rio Ferdinand has encouraged Newcastle United to sign Manchester United forward Anthony Martial on loan until the summer.
Martial is yet to feature under Ralf Rangnick. He has also made it clear that he wishes to leave Man Utd this month.
The forward and Rangnick had a disagreement earlier this month but the interim boss has insisted that this issue is “now resolved”.
The Frenchman has been linked with the likes of Sevilla and Juventus over the past couple of weeks.
Newcastle are reportedly interested in him. They have already signed Kieran Trippier and Chris Wood this month. Ferdinand has called for the Magpies to sign Martial:
“Martial, the rumours are that he doesn’t want to stay in the Premier League. Going abroad maybe, Sevilla were one of the teams mentioned, Juventus maybe,” Ferdinand said via his YouTube channel.
“If I was Newcastle, I’d be going all out to try and get Martial on loan.”
“I would suspect that Martial has expressed a view about what he thinks he should be entitled to, which the manager has chosen to characterise as a form of refusal,” Jordan said.
“I think that people like Anthony Martial should never have been given a five year contract at Man United. They should be driving him around to the first bidder in a cab. As long as its a decent level of money.
“The question was asked about Martial and of course [Ralf] Rangnick has chosen to give information out there, and chosen to show perhaps a side of Martial that people don’t see, or perhaps a side of Martial that he wants people to see.
“It may be a slight misrepresentation of smoke and mirrors there to make it look as worse as it possibly can.
“But they should just get on with selling the player. There’s a faction of players at Man United the club don’t want anymore.
“Despite the protestations of senior management, that myself and Jim spoke to a while ago at United, that there wasn’t a toxic dressing room. There are players that aren’t part of the framework at United.
“Martial is one of them, [Juan] Mata’s another, [Jesse] Lingard probably the other, they are going to have a whispering campaign, and that’s where the toxicity arguments come from, just cut it off at the knees, get rid of the player.”
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