Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed Anthony Martial could MISS the rest of the season with knee injury, while defender Eric Bailly tested positive for Covid-19
- Red Devils attacker Martial sprained his knee while playing for France against Kazakhstan
- France boss Didier Deschamps had insisted the injury was ‘nothing serious’
- Center half Bailly has tested positive and is currently out of the country
- The 26-year-old Bailly had international duties with Ivory Coast
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that Anthony Martial could miss the rest of the season with a sprained knee and Eric Bailly has tested positive for Covid-19.
Martial was injured during international service for France and missed Manchester United’s victory over Brighton last night.
“It looks bad,” said Solskjaer. ‘If we get him back before the end of the season, I’ll be surprised. We lost a very important player there. ‘
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted attacker Anthony Martial (right) could be out this season
Ivory Coast defender Bailly was also absent, and Solskjaer added: ‘Eric will not be with us for a while. He has tested positive for Covid and is not back in the country yet. ‘
United suffered another setback when Marcus Rashford, who withdrew from the England squad with an ankle injury, limped in the 72nd minute after scoring United’s equalizer last night.
“Marcus was caught with a tackle and he couldn’t go any further,” said Solskjaer. ‘You just hope he can recover from it. He had to get off, but he’s a tough one. ‘
Martial sprained his knee during international service for France against Kazakhstan on March 28
France boss Didier Deschamps initially downplayed the injury, but it looks significantly worse
The United boss paid tribute to match winner Mason Greenwood after admitting that he had expressed his displeasure to the players after a weak performance in the first half.
“It’s a header in the six-meter box and that’s what we need more from Mason,” said Solskjaer. He learned from Edinson (Cavani).
“We know how great a talent he is and if he can add those goals, he really becomes a good” UN.
Manager Solskjaer described the forecast as ‘very disappointing’ and admitted it looked bad
‘We had to come in halfway through and keep our balance because we didn’t create much after they scored. Sometimes it takes time after international breaks – and then the fireworks may need to be lit halfway through the time.
Sometimes you just have to raise your voice and sometimes be calm and collected. It doesn’t matter what I’ve done today, it’s about having the peace of mind to talk things through. ‘
Greenwood confirmed that both Solskjaer and captain Harry Maguire had their say in the break before United came from behind to win 2-1.
He also revealed that Eric Bailly (left) has tested positive for Covid-19 and is out of the country
“Ole said his part and Harry said his part,” said the teenage attacker. ‘He (Maguire) is vocal and he told the guys we can do better, and that’s what we did in the second half.’
Brighton manager Graham Potter felt his team could have been given a penalty for Maguire’s challenge on Danny Welbeck when the scores were tied.
“ When it was live I thought it was a penalty then I think it’s the clear and obvious debate, ” Potter said. If Mike Dean had given it, I don’t think VAR would have rejected it. We are disappointed that we cannot get away with anything. ‘