- Anthony Martial has played down talks that he rejected playing for Manchester United against Aston Villa
- The Frenchman stated that he has been with Manchester United for seven years and has never snubbed games
- Manchester United without the Frenchman failed to record a win against Aston Villa as it ended in a 2-2 draw
Anthony Martial has rubbished claims that he refused to travel with Manchester United squad for the Premier League game at Aston Villa saying that he had never rejected playing for the team.
On Saturday evening, January 15, Manchester United allowed hosts Aston Villa to come back from two goals down and drew the match which was painful for all Red Devils' fans.
But prior to the Premier League encounter, Manchester United interim boss Ralf Rangnick explained that Anthony Martial was not in his traveling squad because the Frenchman refused.
Anthony Martial's reaction
"I will never refuse to play a match for Man United.
"I've been here for seven years and I never disrespected and will never disrespect the club and the fans."
What is Manchester United position on the table?
After 20 games played so far this season in the Premier League by Manchester United, the Red Devils are currently occupying seventh position on the table with 32 points.
Man United legend names 2 Red Devils stars to blame for Aston Villa draw
Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Man United icon Roy Keane criticised Fred and Nemanja Matic for their poor display against Aston Villa on Saturday, January 15.
United looked set to bag the three points at Villa Park during the encounter after they took a comfortable lead, only for Villa to stage a comeback to ensure the tie ends in a 2-2 draw.
Bruno Fernandes gave the Red Devils the advantage after scoring once on either half, but two late efforts from Jacob Ramsey and debutant Philippe Coutinho saw both teams share the spoils.
Keane now believes Fred and Matic were responsible for United surrendering the two-goal advantage, criticising the midfield duo for failing to help Fernandes defensively.