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Manchester United’s Anthony Martial set to overlook Brighton recreation with damage

Manchester United ahead Anthony Martial is ready to overlook their opening recreation of the season in opposition to Brighton & Hove Albion as a result of damage, The Athletic understands.

Martial, 26, has suffered a minor hamstring drawback and the timing of his return is unclear, though it’s hoped he could return for the journey to Brentford on August 13. If he’s unable to get better by then his subsequent probability to characteristic would come in opposition to Liverpool on August 22.

He left the pitch in Oslo — the place United performed Atletico Madrid in pre-season — holding his leg.

His damage leaves Erik ten Hag probably in need of numbers within the ahead line.

Cristiano Ronaldo, who advised United he needed to go away the membership earlier this summer season, solely featured as soon as in pre-season throughout their ultimate match in opposition to Rayo Vallecano. The 37-year-old left the match earlier than full-time after being substituted off.

Marcus Rashford, the England worldwide, also can play as a central striker.

Ten Hag has been boosted by the return of Jadon Sancho from sickness.

Martial has returned to the United first crew beneath new supervisor Erik ten Hag having spent the second half of final season on mortgage at Sevilla.

The France worldwide didn’t make a lot of an impression in La Liga, registering only one purpose in 12 appearances throughout all competitions.

Earlier than that, Martial had solely scored as soon as within the first half of the season whereas at United, beneath Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after which Ralf Rangnick.

However Martial has been in good kind throughout Ten Hag’s first pre-season as United supervisor, netting three objectives.

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