Manchester United star Anthony Martial is out for the opening game against Brighton on Sunday after being replaced in Atletico Madrid’s 1-0 loss at home to them Saturday.
He suffered what looked like a hamstring injury and was seen coming off with soreness.
Anthony Martial got injured
The Athletic say that Martial will be out for the foreseeable future, but it is hoped he can return to playing against Brentford after suffering an injury this week.
This news has sparked conversation about whether United should restore their star player back into their starting lineup for the game. Ten Hag called CR7‘s absence “unacceptable” and Marcus Rashford could also play through midfield alongside Jesse mane – which sets up howset his side looked when Martial went off on Saturday.
Martial was one of the standout performers in pre-season, but there were fears he would be unable to carry it over when faced with serious action.
After all, getting injured is out of control, but It seems like another familiar frustration for United fans. They hoped that he is out for just one game, but even this absence could be enough to hand Ronaldo a route back into the side ahead of him.
If this happens, it is up to Martial to work hard and get back into the team, and offer a more genuine alternative to Ronaldo than he did for much of last season.