Anthony Martial has been ruled out of Manchester United’s upcoming Premier League game against Norwich City, as well as the Champions League clash against Young Boys.
Ralf Rangnick’s Reds welcome the Swiss champions to Old Trafford tomorrow night, before heading to Norfolk on Saturday night, to face the Canaries.
According to the club’s official website, the Frenchman hurt his knee in training before the 1-0 win against Crystal Palace, in Rangnick’s first game in charge of the club.
Although Martial’s injury is not thought to be too ‘serious’, he joins his compatriot Paul Pogba on the sidelines.
“Anthony trained with us on Saturday in the final session before the Crystal Palace game,” revealed Rangnick during his pre-match press conference ahead of the Young Boys game.
“Half an hour after training, the doctor and the medical department informed me he has some pain on his knee.
“We had a meeting together with the doctor, the medical department and Anthony and we agreed he should try to recover from that. It’s not a fresh injury, it’s symptoms he had in the past already.
“We need to make sure he is reducing the amount of pain in the next couple of days and, hopefully, have him back next week.”
It’s been a frustrating stop-start season for United’s number nine so far, which has only brought four starts across all competitions.
He has one goal to his name, which came in the 1-1 draw to Everton, but Martial didn’t finish the game, as he was replaced due to injury.
With Martial ruled out of United’s next two matches, he will be playing catch up to the rest of his team mates, who will have had the chance to impress new boss Rangnick.
With the likes of Edinson Cavani and Mason Greenwood coming back into the side, Martial’s quest for further game time becomes that much more challenging.
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