Anthony Martial is set to return in time for Manchester United’s clash with Arsenal, according to reports.
The 23-year-old Frenchman has been out of action with a thigh injury since United’s 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace at the end of last month and the side have badly struggled in his absence.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has put his faith in Marcus Rashford as United’s central striker but the forward has done little to show that this is where his future lies, scoring just three goals this season. The England international will miss Monday night’s match after being forced off with a groin injury during United’s 2-0 defeat away at West Ham last weekend.
As a result, Solskjaer may be tempted to start Mason Greenwood at Old Trafford, with the youngster scoring in his last two games against Astana and Rochdale. Martial should also be an option and Solskjaer could potentially risk him in United’s starting XI.
The Red Devils have only netted eight times in the Premier League since the start of season, but can take encouragement from Arsenal’s leaky defence in recent weeks.
Unai Emery’s side have already conceded on ten occasions as we head into gameweek seven. Only Chelsea, Norwich, Wolves and Watford have let in more goals since the start of the campaign. Solskjaer is hopeful that Rashford will return from his groin problem before the international break.
Asked about Rashford’s fitness ahead of United’s Cararbao Cup win over Rochdale, the Norwegian told MUTV: ‘He’s recovering. He’s not very, very bad so we hope to see him before the international break.’
Diogo Dalot and Angel Gomes have been ruled out of United’s clash with Arsenal but could comeback for next week’s Europa League tie against AZ Alkmaar. On Dalot and Gomes, Solskjaer said: ‘They are injured. They haven’t trained the last couple days, unfortunately. Hopefully they can be back for Alkmaar next week, that is what we are hoping.’Photo Credit: Getty