Man United blow: Solskjaer confirms Anthony Martial injury

Anthony Martial

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has this evening confirmed that Anthony Martial picked up an injury problem versus Watford.

United host Watford

The Red Devils welcomed Javi Gracia’s men to Old Trafford earlier today, for a Premier League clash.

Ahead of their latest outing, United sat just outside the English top-flight’s top-4, having been ousted from their Champions League qualifying berth by Arsenal ahead of the international break.

Following their historic Champions League last-16 2nd-leg triumph over French giants PSG at the beginning of the month, though, the Manchester giants had since fallen to consecutive defeats, first in a league meeting with Arsenal, and then in the FA Cup versus Wolves.

As such, on the back of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s appointment as the club’s permanent manager being made official, United no doubt headed into proceedings this afternoon keen to get their campaign back on track.

Rashford & Martial the difference

And, when all was said and done in Manchester, this was precisely what the Red Devils managed.

Despite a largely sub-par showing, hosts United eventually emerged with a hard-fought 2-1 win.

Marcus Rashford opened the game’s scoring with 28 minutes gone, slotting a deft finish home over the onrushing Ben Foster after Luke Shaw’s defence-splitting through-ball.

Anthony Martial then went on to make it 2-0 in scrappy fashion twenty minutes from time, unleashing a collective sigh of relief around Old Trafford.

Abdoulaye Doucoure did manage to pull one back for Watford on the stroke of full-time, capping a fine individual performance, though the Frenchman’s strike eventually proved little more than a consolation in a 2-1 defeat.

Martial crocked

However, on an otherwise positive day for United, during which the Old Trafford outfit reclaimed their spot, at least temporarily, in the Premier League’s top-4, it has since been confirmed that they were also dealt a blow on the injury-front.

The player to have picked up the problem was Anthony Martial.

Speaking in a post-match interview this evening, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed that the Frenchman suffered ‘a bad knock’, before his substitution 15 minutes from time.

As such, Martial is now in doubt to feature versus Wolves on Tuesday night:

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