Manchester United’s Anthony Martial set to miss Brighton game with injury

Manchester United’s Anthony Martial set to miss Brighton game with injury

Manchester United forward Antoine Martial is set to miss his season opener against Brighton & Hove Albion through injury, Athleticism understand.

Martial, 26, has suffered a minor hamstring problem and it’s unclear when he will return, although there are hopes he can return for the trip to Brentford on August 13. If he is unable to recover by then, his next chance to feature would come. versus liverpool August 22.

He left the pitch in Oslo – where United played against Atletico Madrid in pre-season – clutching his leg.

His injury leaves Erik ten Hag potentially short of numbers in the forward line.

Cristiano Ronaldowho told United he wanted to leave the club earlier this summer, played just once in pre-season in their last game against Rayo Vallecano. The 37-year-old left the game before full time after being substituted.

Marcus Rashfordthe England international, can also play as a central striker.

Ten Hag was boosted by the return of Jadon Sancho of the disease.

Martial returned to the United first team under new manager Erik ten Hag after spending the second half of last season on loan at Seville.

The France international has not had much impact in the leaguescoring just one goal in 12 appearances in all competitions.

Prior to that, Martial had scored just once in the first half of the season at United, under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and then Ralf Rangnick.

But Martial has been in fine form in Ten Hag’s first pre-season as United manager, scoring three goals.

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