Anthony Martial gives Manchester United another shock after being pulled out of France’s World Cup qualifier … with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer already facing Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood injuries
- Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could face a shortage of strikers
- Anthony Martial was forced out with an injury during the World Cup qualifier of France
- Marcus Rashford withdrew from the England squad this week due to a foot injury
- Mason Greenwood also withdrew from the England U21 camp due to injury
Manchester United forward Anthony Martial was forced out with an injury in France’s match against Kazakhstan, potentially putting Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in a forward crisis.
Marcus Rashford withdrew from the England squad earlier this week with a foot injury, while Mason Greenwood also withdrew from the U21 camp.
Martial went down on Sunday with a knee injury in the second half of the World Cup qualifier in France and was unable to continue playing. The attacker seemed to get his studs in the turf and watched with some pain as he limped away.
Man United star Anthony Martial was forced out with an injury in France’s game against Kazakhstan
He went down on Sunday with a knee injury in the second half of the World Cup qualifier in France
The attacker seemed to get his studs in the turf and looked with some pain
Solskjaer hopes it’s not a serious problem, especially since he already lacks eye-catching options.
Should Martial be sidelined, Edinson Cavani would be United’s only fit and available forward – and he’s just coming back from an injury.
United will face Brighton on Sunday for the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final with Granada.
They will then take on Tottenham ahead of the return leg at Old Trafford, followed by Premier League matches against Burnley, Leeds and Liverpool.
Martial’s injury leaves United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer facing potential forward crisis
Marcus Rashford (left) withdrew from the England squad this week, while Mason Greenwood (right) withdrew from the U21 camp with an injury
Martial has had a frustrating season, scoring just four times in the Premier League and seven in all competitions.
However, he was a key part of Solskjaer’s roster this season, alternating regularly with Cavani in the central standout role, with Bruno Fernandes behind them.
Rashford has held the wide left position for most of the season, with Solskjaer regularly rotating his right player. Dan James has started four of the last five league games in that role.
Amad Diallo can also play right or left, but has yet to make his Premier League debut. The 18-year-old scored on his first appearance at Old Trafford in the 1-1 draw with AC Milan.