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'We all love him' - Martial insists reports of Cristiano Ronaldo causing a rift at Man United are false

Arjun Singh Devgan
Martial moved to Sevilla on loan for the rest of the season
Martial moved to Sevilla on loan for the rest of the season / JOSE JORDAN/GettyImages
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Manchester United winger, Anthony Martial has opened up on reports emerging of a rift within the Red Devils dressing room, reiterating that footballing superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo is not a "disruptive influence" at the club.

Reports have emerged in recent times that Ronaldo who returned to Old Trafford from Juventus last summer is causing a divide in the dressing-room at the club - though this has been completely debunked by Martial.

"Cristiano is a top professional, one of the best in the history of the game. We all love him. There are things that are said in the media that are not true. I was in that dressing room and I know what happened," he said as quoted by Dailymail.

The 26-year-old who moved to Sevilla on-loan for the rest of the season after falling out of favour at United is yet to shine in Spain, scoring just one goal in six appearances in all competitions for the Spaniards so far.

The Frenchman admitted that he asked Ralf Rangnick for a move in order to play and enjoy football again, something which he was not guaranteed if he remained at Old Trafford.

"I asked United if I could leave as I wanted to play. (Boss Ralf) Rangnick came in... and said if I wanted to continue, the way I was training, I was going to play. But I needed to find a new atmosphere, a new club. I still have a contract there, though, so I don't know what will happen when the season is over.

"I wanted to play and enjoy football again. I have lost time in Manchester without doing that and I needed it. I had many options, but I spoke to (Sevilla boss Julen) Lopetegui and (sporting director) Monchi and for me coming here was for the best. They made me feel important," the Frenchman added.

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