Erik ten Hag has confirmed that Anthony will miss Martial Manchester Unitedconflict in opposition to Brighton on Sunday attributable to damage, however the Crimson Devils boss declined to say whether or not Cristiano Ronaldo will begin the sport.
Martial, who impressed in preseasonshall be absent for the opening recreation of the brand new Premier League marketing campaign at Outdated Trafford.
The Frenchman was loaned out to Sevilla final season however has labored his method into the brand new supervisor’s plans, however the 26-year-old has suffered an early hamstring downside.
When requested if he’ll miss the assembly with Brighton, Ten Hag replied: ‘Sure. It is at all times exhausting to inform once you’re injured [how long he will be out for]. I hope it will not be too lengthy.’
Martial’s pure alternative on the workforce could be five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo, however he was one of many gamers who left Rayo Vallecano’s pleasant match – which Ten Hag labeled as ‘unacceptable’ – early final weekend.
The Dutchman was non-committal on the topic that Ronaldo began this weekend, just by saying: ‘See on Sunday.’
Nevertheless, Ten Hag insisted that it isn’t right that the main target is on Ronaldo and never on his different teammates who additionally left the stadium early.
“There have been plenty of gamers who left early and the highlight is on Cristiano, that is not proper. Do your analysis.
‘I am actually pleased. We have now a high striker. He is right here and on the squad.’
Ronaldo has urged to go away United this summer time as he focuses on one other Champions League season, however a transfer has not materialized.
When it comes to his lack of choices up entrance, Ten Hag added: “We mentioned earlier: we’re nonetheless seeking to strengthen the squad.”
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