Manchester United ace Anthony Martial in the race to be fit for the clash against Brighton this weekend
Manchester United ace Anthony Martial in race to be fit for clash against Brighton this weekend with France forward ‘ready to miss World Cup qualifier in Bosnia due to knee injury’
Anthony Martial faces a race to be fit for Manchester United’s match against Brighton due to the injury he sustained while on international duty.
The 25-year-old ace was driven off the field in France’s 2-0 win over Kazakhstan in World Cup qualifying with a clear problem with his left knee.
RMC Sport have claimed that Martial will completely miss their next game against Bosnia on Wednesday – and therefore runs the risk of being absent this weekend.
Anthony Martial is in a race to be fit for Manchester United’s next game due to a knee problem
Martial has made a slight return to form in recent weeks, registering an assist for the world champions before limping with the help of a physio.
Footage showed that Martial seemed to catch his studs in the turf before feeling immediate discomfort.
The attacker has been reported to have sustained fibula damage – and it is not known how long the former Monaco man is expected to be sidelined.
Martial reportedly sustained fibula damage to his left knee while in action for France last week
United returns to action after the international hiatus with another crucial meeting at the top and faces a selection dilemma on the attack.
Martial has missed four games for his club this month due to a hip injury and the availability of Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood has been questioned.
Rashford withdrew from the England senior squad last week with a setback, while the younger Greenwood withdrew from the U21 camp.
United has a selection headache with Martial being just one of many strikers who may be missing
Marcus Rashford (left) withdrew from the England squad this week, while Mason Greenwood (right) withdrew from the U21 camp with an injury
Edinson Cavani may be United’s only available frontman – although the veteran has only recently returned from his own injury woes.
Despite the headache now being inflicted on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Martial has largely struggled to replicate his previous exploits for United this campaign.
He has scored 78 goals in 258 appearances at Old Trafford in just over five seasons, but there are only seven this season.
The crisis facing boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer comes for a crucial period in United’s season
United are fast approaching a pivotal series of games that could very well decide whether their season will be judged a success or not.
The first leg of their Europa League quarter-final with Granada awaits Brighton.
Then they will take on Tottenham for the second leg, before taking on Burnley, Leeds and Liverpool.