Ole Gunnar Solskjaer just seems to can’t have the full complement of his Man United squad consistently as he receives another major blow, as Franch forward Anthony Martial is reportedly set to miss the rest of the season due to a knee injury.
The French forward picked a knee injury while he was away with the French national team where he limped out in the Les Bleus’ Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifier game against Kazakhstan last month and looks set to miss the next few months with what was first said to be just a minor knock.
The official club website has confirmed that Anthony Martial had sprained his knee, and will be a major miss for United has they go gunning for Premier League and Europa League while also putting his chances of making the rescheduled Euro 2020, in serious jeopardy.
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“Unfortunately, he sprained his knee with France,” Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told MUTV.
“It’s always when they go away on internationals. You can keep your fingers crossed and hope they come back fit.”
Solskjaer added that he was pleased to see Anthony Martial’s fellow countryman Paul Pogba come out of injury: “Paul has played in all three games, 30, 60, 90 minutes, so that was a boost for us.
“[But] losing Anthony Martial for what might be the rest of the season is very disappointing, especially when reports from there [France] was that it wasn’t anything serious but it looks a bad one.”
Solskjaer also admitted that Edison Cavani’s return to fitness was at least good news for the club.
“It’s good timing,” he added “He has been working hard to get his fitness and luckily we have him back so that’s a positive.
“When there are international breaks you never know. Some of them used it to stay here and it worked out. A couple have played through the pain and some we have lost. I’m happy we have enough to fill the bench.”
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