As expected, Ralf Rangnick was asked about Anthony Martial’s case at Tuesday’s press conference, after Rangnick said Martial did not want to be part of the squad against Aston Villa, while the forward confirmed on Instagram that he would never refuse to play for Manchester City. United.
So what really happened?
It became part of the open first part of the press conference, as well as the forbidden part of the press conference before the Brentford game.
First, Rangnick said this in the open section:
– I had a conversation with him on Sunday, a personal conversation about what happened and how you looked at the whole situation. The issue is now resolved.
He didn’t train yesterday or the day before yesterday. He will probably train today, and after training I will decide if he will be elected [til Brentford-troppen] Or not and we’ll see.
But in the forbidden part of the press conference, a journalist wanted to know who is actually telling the truth.
– You said that Martial refused to go to Villa Park. He himself later said that he would never refuse to play for United. Who is telling the truth?
– I said everything I could say after the match. I took him out (on the team) before the game. Then he was still not with. You can draw your own conclusions from that.
With this answer, it is hard to understand anything other than at least Rangnick believed that he was telling the truth throughout this case.
– But we talked together on Sunday, and now everything is clarified. Then the United manager said there was no point in adding anything else to the issue.
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