Reportedly, this decision has been taken by the Red Devils in the hope that the enforced absences of Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford, a result of their World Cup exploits, will provide Martial a window of opportunity in which to impress and stake his claim to be a regular starter.
Martial should be wary of taking this route though, and ought to focus instead on securing himself a way out from under Jose Mourinho’s charge.
A similar situation occurred at the beginning of last season, when Martial was a starter for the early part of the campaign. During that period, Martial impressed in the Red Devils’ attack and netted six times in the Premier League before December.
That strong early form didn’t make United hesitate in purchasing Alexis Sanchez though, and pushing the young Frenchman even further down the pecking order.
A lack of game time under Mourinho cost Martial his place in the international set up, causing the 22-year-old to miss out on this summer’s World Cup triumph.
Martial is too talented to be a bench player and should force through a move to a side where he’ll be treated as the star man. At his age, this state of affairs isn’t helping his development. If Martial is to ever reach the level that his potential suggests he can, then he has to get out of Old Trafford first.