Anthony Martial has been told to learn from his World Cup omission.
Fellow Frenchman and former Arsenal and Chelsea defender William Gallas has insisted he does not feel sorry for the Manchester United winger after manager Didier Deschamps left him out of his squad for Russia.
Martial has endured a troubled season, forced out of the United side by the January signing of Alexis Sanchez – a situation that has led to speculation that he will leave Old Trafford this summer.
But Gallas believes he only has himself to blame for his France disappointment – saying he failed to shine regularly enough for United or take his opportunities with the national side.
“I don’t feel sorry for him because he had the opportunity,” Gallas told Goal . “He was in the squad many times before. I think he missed his chance go to the World Cup.
“He didn’t perform at his best for the whole season. To go to the World Cup, you have to perform all season.
“You can’t be up and down, that’s what has made the difference. He is still young and maybe he will learn. He has great quality and it is a shame for him.”
Reports have claimed Tottenham, Chelsea, Arsenal, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain are all interested in signing the former Monaco man, though others have said United have opened negotiations with his representatives over a contract extension.