Manchester United striker Anthony Martial on Thursday completed a loan move to Sevilla until the end of the season. Martial, 26, has been targeted by Sevilla for a number of months.
“Sevilla FC and Manchester United FC have reached an agreement which will see Anthony Martial join the club on loan until the end of the current season,” the LaLiga side said in a statement.
The 26-year-old has started only two premier league games this campaign, with his final appearance coming off the bench in the 1-0 win over West Ham United on Saturday, which now looks like a potential farewell for good. Martial joined United in the 2015/16 season and scored 79 goals in 269 appearances, but has grown into an increasingly peripheral figure this season.
Kevin De Bruyne, who supplied the cross for Laporte’s goal, and substitute Gabriel Jesus hit the same post in the second half for City, for whom Raheem Sterling had a gilt-edged chance from close range saved by Fraser Forster before halftime.
Southampton’s players defended stoutly after the break, just like they did when collecting a 0-0 draw at Etihad Stadium in September.
Rashford scored in stoppage time to help Manchester United leapfrog West Ham to fourth place. United had four strikers on the field towards the end of the match and all four combined to end with Rashford sending the ball into the back of the net.
Meanwhile, Newcastle United finally got their second win of the season with Jonjo Shelvey scoring in the 75th minute to get them a 1-0 win over Leeds United.