Manchester United forward Anthony Martial out injured
Manchester United hit by Anthony Martial injury blow as he misses Club Brugge clash with muscle problem
- Frenchman misses out Red Devils’ game against Club Brugge on Thursday night
- Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said he picked up injury in training
- He added: ‘It hopefully won’t be too bad but I don’t know how long he’ll be out’
- The striker earned United a draw in their first-leg fixture against the Belgian side
Manchester United forward Anthony Martial is out injured as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reveals he could miss the Everton clash this weekend.
The Frenchman will sit out the Red Devils’ game against Club Brugge on Thursday night after picking up an injury in training.
Solskjaer told MUTV: ‘He didn’t feel right after training yesterday, or he walked off during training. He’s injured.
Manchester United forward Anthony Martial (pictured in training yesterday) is out injured
‘So hopefully it won’t be too bad but I don’t really know yet how long he’ll be [out for].’
The striker earned United a draw in their first-leg fixture against the Belgian side last week after latching on to a defensive mistake.
The 24-year-old has been in terrific form recently, having bagged three goals in his last three matches.
The 24-year-old has been in terrific form recently having bagged three in his last three games
Martial missed over seven weeks of action due to a thigh strain towards the start of this season but has managed to score 15 goals in 31 games in all competitions.
So it led to raised eyebrows when he was left off the team sheet, with Solskjaer only later confirming his injury.
The news puts more strain on a side who are missing fellow striker Marcus Rashford with a back problem and record signing midfielder Paul Pogba with an ankle injury.
Odion Ighalo is the spearhead of United’s attack on Thursday as he makes his first start in the Europa League against Club Brugge.
Odion Ighalo is the spearhead of United’s attack as he makes his first Europa League start
The deadline-day loan signing from Shanghai Shenhua was among seven changes to the side that drew in the round-of-32 first leg in Belgium.
Scott McTominay makes his first start since sustaining a knee injury on Boxing Day.
United, who sit in fifth, face 11th-placed Everton in the Premier League at Goodison Park on Sunday, with Martial looking doubtful.
The Red Devils have won their last two Premier League games but are still three points behind fourth-placed Chelsea and trail runaway leaders Liverpool by 38 points after 27 games.
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