Anthony Martial appears to be flying out on international duty amid injury scare

Anthony Martial made a successful return to Manchester United’s Premier League starting line-up at the weekend.

Martial made his first league start since August and scored United’s goal in the 1-1 draw with Everton.

The Frenchman’s match was cut short prematurely when he was substituted in the 59th minute.

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United’s club website reported he came off injured, with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer commenting: “Unfortunately he got a knock and had to come off.”


The club website speculated that ‘it remains to be seen’ whether the injury would mean Martial would have to pull out of the France international squad.

Well, Martial looks to be heading abroad. His wife Melanie Martial posted a photo on her Instagram page of the couple on a flight out of England, presumably to France.

Martial scored for France in the September international break, netting his first international goal for five years.

He is one of three Manchester United players called up by Les Bleus, alongside Paul Pogba and Raphael Varane.

Martial’s game time could be more limited this time around though, with Kylian Mbappe back from the injury which kept him out of September’s France matches.

Martial is not in the clear yet with the injury, as this may simply be a case of France’s medical staff wanting to assess him before deciding upon his potential involvement.

France play the UEFA Nations League semi-final against Belgium on Thursday before taking on Kazakhstan in a World Cup qualifying, the side Martial sustained a knee injury against back in March.

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