Manchester United fans fume at Anthony Martial injury update
A number of Manchester United supporters have been left fuming at an injury update involving Anthony Martial.
The Lowdown: Back in training but still out
The Red Devils are gearing up for their Europa League last 16 first leg against Real Betis but will once again be without Martial.
The French forward has played just 29 minutes of Europa League action due to Achilles, back and hip problems and isn’t match-ready despite being back on the pitch at Carrington.
Marcel Sabitzer is also out of tonight’s meeting at Old Trafford, as Erik ten Hag’s side look to take an advantage to Spain.
The Latest: Fans react
The United Stand shared the injury news regarding Martial and Sabitzer on Twitter ahead of the game, with a number of fans sharing their frustration towards the former of the two.
“Just sell Martial. Man’s injured all the time” – @meleirofilipe03
“Martial is the new Phil Jones now.” – @Pranadsptr
“Martial should genuinely stop playing football for a year and go work on his body and fix himself. This is beyond abnormal. I genuinely think we need more than 1 striker in the summer. 1 massive one and 1 to provide competition because there’s none coming Martial atm.” – @MirZa786109
“Martial useless” – @marca_57
“Martial can stay wherever he is. I’ve had it. Mans is always injured” – @_wavyboy
“Sell this Martial guy… he’s too injury prone” – @K_Tibbzz
The Verdict: Summer exit?
Reports have suggested that United are open to selling Martial in the summer, which overall, seems to be a wise move.
The 27-year-old is out of contract in 2024, so the summer may be the last chance United have to receive a respectable fee for his services.
He has started just nine games in all competitions, and you’d expect that number would be a lot higher if he could stay fit, but his injury issues have shown no signs of stopping, making a sale a wise move.