“I think Anthony Martial needs this [loan to Sevilla], he needs to play first-team football, he needs to be a regular, he needs to start playing on a regular basis now on a consistent level,” Rio Ferdinand said on his FIVE YouTube channel.
“For the last year or so, or longer even, he hasn’t been a regular and he probably needed this move.
“I’m interested to see who else goes. You’ve got Donny van de Beek sitting there probably going to go somewhere, interested to see where he goes. The same with Jesse Lingard – my betting head would say probably Newcastle with Jesse.
“But these are players that need to go out and play football and Martial is one of them.”
The players would probably be prepared to leave, but it is Man United’s position that might determine their future.
Crystal Palace are in talks over a six-month loan for Van de Beek, while Lingard’s proposed move to Newcastle is all but dead due to Man United’s demands.