• Ralf Rangnick tells Anthony Martial's camp that his door is open at anytime for transfer requests
  • Martial's agent claimed last week that he wanted out of Manchester United in search of first-team opportunities
  • The Red Devils' match against Brentford was postponed due to an outbreak of COVID-19 within the team

Manchester United manager Ralf Rangnick is having none of the circus antics at the club as he has advised disgruntled forward Anthony Martial and his camp to talk to him if they want to move their client elsewhere.

In a conversation with the media ahead of their now postponed match with Brentford that was originally set for Tuesday, December 14, Rangnick made it clear that he can be approached anytime to ask for a transfer.

“I don’t communicate with agents via the media and press. The player hasn’t spoken with me or us about it. To be honest, what his agent says via the media is not of that much interest to me. 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,” Rangnick coolly remarked.

The 63-year-old gaffer from Germany’s comments come a week after Martial’s agent expressed their intent to leave Manchester United, saying that Martial does not want to be left on the bench and is in search of first-team opportunities elsewhere.

Martial has been missing in action for the rejuvenated Red Devils in their last three games due to knee concerns, and there is no sign as of yet as to when he will make his next appearance.

The Red Devils are enjoying a stellar run of form recently, remaining unbeaten in their past six games that stretches back to their 2-0 win over Villareal in the UEFA Champions League group stages under then-interim manager Michael Carrick.

When Rangnick stepped in to take over the reins from Carrick, the legendary tactician shook up the midfield and backfield lineups as he wanted to get to know his personnel better ahead of the upcoming transfer window in January.

The 26-year-old forward-winger from France is under contract until June 2024 with an extra season option at the hands of Manchester United, allowing them to extend him until 2025 if they wish.

It was thought that the arrival of Rangnick would encourage Martial to be inspired to play strong in practice to get the starting nod in one of their highly winnable matches from now until late February.

However, he is yet to take the field or even be part of the bench due to the knee problem.

Manchester United's next match will have them welcome Brighton Hove & Albion to Old Trafford on Saturday, December 18.