Manchester United 'Blocks' Star Player From January Transfer

Anthony Martial and Jose Mourinho
Anthony Martial, left, with Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford, Manchester, August 19, 2016. Martial is believed to have been refused a request to leave Manchester United on loan. Michael Regan/Getty

Manchester United has refused Anthony Martial's request for a January transfer away from Old Trafford, according to reports.

The 21-year-old forward, who joined United in 2015 from Monaco, has struggled to ease into the Jose Mourinho regime at Old Trafford.

Despite frequently playing for the Portuguese manager, Martial has only scored six times this season.

According to the Daily Express, Martial wanted to leave Old Trafford on loan this winter but has been denied.

Sevilla, flying high in La Liga, is believed to be one of the interested parties.