Manchester United striker Anthony Martial left training after just 11 minutes as the injury worries pile up ahead of this week’s Champions League clash with Paris-Saint Germain. Martial travelled with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team for Sunday’s Premier League trip to Southampton, but missed the win at St Mary’s after falling ill.
The 24-year-old reported for training at Carrington on Monday morning, but was swiftly sent home.
It was reported by the Manchester Evening News that the France star was deemed not fit enough to train, as United prepare to welcome PSG to Old Trafford on Wednesday.
Solskjaer’s side will host PSG targeting a fifth successive win in all competitions, having beaten the Ligue 1 leaders in their Champions League opener last month.
Just a point will be enough for United to secure qualification to the knockout stages of this season’s competition.
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However, United’s casualty list is growing ahead of Wednesday’s game, after goalkeeper David de Gea was replaced by Dean Henderson for the second half of Sunday’s 3-2 win over the Saints.
Red Devils boss Solskjaer gave an update on Dea Gea and United’s other injured players ahead of the PSG clash.
“It’s a knock just above the knee,” Solskjaer said of De Gea’s injury.
“So we’ll have a scan and check on him tomorrow.
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“Hopefully he can be ready for Wednesday but can’t promise anything now. Dean came on, very assured, had a couple of half-saves to make but he was tidy and safe with the ball at his feet.
“Anthony had to stay in the hotel, he got ill overnight and he is down here still.”
Midfielders Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay both missed the win over Southampton with injuries, while left-back Luke Shaw has been out with a thigh problem.
Alex Telles had to be replaced by Brandon Williams late on in the game, leaving Solskjaer short of left-back options, but the manager is confident the summer signing from Porto will be available for Wednesday.
Jesse Lingard is now back in training, while defender Phil Jones is out with a long-term knee injury and is ineligible for Wednesday’s game in any case.
Solskjaer continued: “Paul and Scott hopefully can start training with us tomorrow. Luke is out still, we’re not 100% sure.
“Jesse’s back. Phil Jones is out. David: I don’t know how he’ll react to his knock and bang. Alex had an issue towards the end but hopefully won’t be too bad.”
Midfielder Donny van de Beek posted pictures of his swollen ankle to social media on Monday after picking up a knock against Southampton, although he completed the 90 minutes.
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