Manchester United have been hit with an Anthony Martial injury concern, with the Frenchman suffering with a problem while on France duty.
Anthony Martial has struggled at the start of 2020/21. The striker is yet to score a league goal, while being hit with a three-game ban following a red card against Tottenham Hotspur certainly didn’t help.
The ex-AS Monaco forward just cannot catch a break. Now, it seems as though his bad luck is set to continue…
According to French journalist Loic Tanzi, Martial is having fitness problems while away with the France national side.
According to Tanzi, Martial is suffering with back problems. Right now, he’s training separately, due to the issue, which is undoubtedly leaving United sweating on the fitness of their key star ahead of the West Bromwich Albion game this coming Saturday.
Now, my immediate impression is that this isn’t anything too serious. After all, Tanzi hints that Martial is still in some form of training, albeit he’s working alone. You’d imagine he’ll be going through some light drills, in order to try and work through the back issue.
Again, though, it just highlights the stupidity of having an international break at this point. Players are already playing way too many games due to the congested schedule. Why not give them a week off rather than having them jet to all corners of the globe?
Check out what Loic Tanzi had to say about the Martial injury here:
Martial’s 2019/20 season was undoubtedly his best in Reds colours, earning high praise from the likes of Robin van Persie. It’s just a shame that the Frenchman hasn’t been able to kick off 2020/21 in a similar fashion. This latest injury problem, albeit probably only a minor setback, doesn’t do him any favours.
The good news is that United made the decision to sign Edinson Cavani on deadline day for this exact scenario. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a world-class replacement he can call upon, should Martial not be fit enough to play.
Hopefully, he’s good to go but if there’s any doubt whatsoever, give him a few days off and let Martial fully heal. The last thing United want is to aggravate the injury further and lose their #9 for a prolonged period of time.
No doubt Solskjaer will offer us more information during his pre-match press conference later this week.