Anthony Martial has a chance to be involved for Manchester United against Liverpool this weekend.
Martial picked up an injury in United’s draw with Everton, and while he went away during the international break with France, he was not passed fit upon his return.
The forward did train with the group ahead of the Atalanta game, but having resumed training just 24 hours before, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer chose not to repeat his Harry Maguire error and rush him back.
United released a selection of training pictures on Thursday as the team got back to work after the Atalanta game. Martial looked in good spirits.
Donny van de Beek and Edinson Cavani were pictured, as were Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard and Jadon Sancho.
Youngsters Amad and Anthony Elanga were also involved in the session.
One player not spotted was Marcus Rashford after his exertions against Atalanta.
Rashford is dealing with an injury, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was uncertain if he would be available for the Liverpool game.
Speaking after the win, Solskjaer told the club website: “I don’t know. I hope so and I think so.
“It was a dead leg and sometimes it can take longer than what you want. But if we treat it well, he should be okay.”
So it made sense Rashford was not involved in training on Thursday. He will have been getting treatment behind the scenes.
Solskjaer will provide an update in today’s press conference, but Rashford’s role on Sunday could be a decision made on the day at the last minute.
If Rashford is out then Anthony Martial could have a more prominent role. But the Frenchman will most likely have to settle for a place on the bench.
Martial famously made a big impact as a substitute against Liverpool on his debut for the club in 2015. He wouldn’t mind doing the same again.
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