Manchester United are sweating over the fitness of Anthony Martial ahead of Sunday’s Premier League game with Newcastle United.
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The Frenchman has frequently been talked about by Erik ten Hag as a key player in his system but has struggled with injury all season.
Still, Martial’s tally stands at a very respectable three goals in four games across all competitions and missing him for a crucial clash – 5th against 6th in the Premier League table – would have to be considered a blow.
Clearly, ten Hag has plenty of other options going forward – namely one Cristiano Ronaldo – but the home side’s squad will certainly be weaker should Martial not feature.
While this is a different Newcastle to the one the forward has previously come up against during his time in England, the 26-year-old has scored four goals in eight appearances within the confines of this fixture, and the prospect of not facing him is at least one less worry for Newcastle’s backline.
What has been said about Martial’s fitness?
Speaking ahead of his side’s Europa League meeting with Omonia, ten Hag told the club’s official website: “Not [training] today, we will see before Sunday.
“I have several talks with him about that [this season’s injury problems].
“It’s really disappointing for him. But I think all the minutes he played well, even on Sunday. He made the assist for Antony and played very well. He fell out and it’s frustrating for him.”
Do Newcastle have any injury worries?
Allan Saint-Maximin and Joelinton made their returns during the win over Brentford, so Newcastle would appear to be in good shape.
Kieran Trippier, however, is suffering from a “bit of fatigue” as Eddie Howe confirmed after Saturday’s victory, so it’ll be interesting to see whether or not he recovers in time for Sunday’s trip to Old Trafford.
Howe will provide more in the way of updates during Friday’s pre-match press conference.