Manchester United boss, Ralf Rangnick, has urged forward Anthony Martial to speak to him or the club if he wants to leave the Red Devils next year.
Martial’s agent, Philippe Lamboley, had said last Friday that his client wants to leave Man United in the January window and that he would ‘speak to the club soon’.
Speaking on the development ahead of Man United’s Premier League tie with Brentford on Tuesday, Rangnick said at his pre-match press conference on Monday, “I don’t communicate with agents via the media and press.
“The player hasn’t spoken with me or us about it.
“After the final training session before the Crystal Palace game, after having trained with the team, he informed the doctor and the medical department that he would not be available because the pain in his knee is too big. We have to wait and see.
“Maybe he can train again [on Sunday], but I have to speak to the doctor first. To be honest, what his agent says via the media is not of that much interest to me.”
Asked if he would speak to Martial for his version of events, Rangnick replied: “No. Then I would react to what his agent has said and it should be the player.
“If he really has the wish to go to another club, it should be the player who informs either the board or myself. I have never spoken about a player via the media and via agents.”
Martial’s current contract with Man United will expire in 2024.