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Anthony Martial expected to miss Man United’s clash with Southampton


Manchester United attacker Anthony Martial is not expected to be available for the club’s meeting with Southampton this weekend, on the back of the injury he picked up versus Crystal Palace.

Man United 1-2 Crystal Palace

The Red Devils welcomed Roy Hodgson’s men to Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon, for their 3rd Premier League clash of the campaign.

United headed into proceedings hoping for an immediate bounce-back performance, having followed their opening day drubbing of Chelsea with a lacklustre 1-1 draw with Wolves last time out.

However, things only went from bad to worse for the Manchester giants versus Palace.

A dismal display on the part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men looked as though it was set to result in the shares being spoiled, after Daniel James cancelled out Jordan Ayew’s first-half strike.

Incredibly, however, Palace went on to bag a late winner against the run of play, as Patrick van Aanholt slammed home at David De Gea’s near post.

Martial to miss Southampton

An altogether miserable afternoon’s work for United, meanwhile, was compounded by a pair of blows on the injury front.

First off, Luke Shaw was forced off with what appeared to be a hamstring problem on the stroke of half-time.

And this was followed by Anthony Martial also pulling up with an issue, shortly before the full-time whistle.

Speaking in a press conference following his side’s defeat, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer played down the pair’s respective fitness concerns:

‘We’ll have to wait and see. Hopefully they won’t be too bad and maybe we can have them training during the week.’

However, the days since have seen the news on both United stars prove far from encouraging.

First, widespread reports spread earlier today that Shaw is expected to spend up to 5 weeks on the sidelines:

And an update on Martial has since also been forthcoming.

As per Jamie Jackson, Manchester football correspondent for the Guardian, Martial looks set to miss United’s meeting with Southampton this weekend:

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