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Man Utd striker Anthony Martial set to miss rest of season with knee injury in huge injury blow to Solskjaer

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MANCHESTER UNITED hitman Anthony Martial is set to miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury, according to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The France international injured his left knee in France’s World Cup qualifier with Kazakhstan late last month, which they won 2-0.

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Anthony Joshua suffered a knee injury whilst on international duty with France[/caption]
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reckons Anthony Martial will miss the remainder of the season[/caption]

And Solskjaer reckons his latest setback could rule him out for the remainder of the campaign.

The Norwegian told MUTV: “Unfortunately, he sprained his knee with France.

“It’s always when they go away on internationals… you can keep your fingers crossed and hope they come back fit.

“Paul [Pogba] has played in all three games, 30, 60, 90 minutes, so that was a boost for us.

“Losing Anthony for what might be the rest of the season is very disappointing, especially when reports from there [France] was that it wasn’t anything serious but it looks a bad one.”

Solskjaer had hoped to get Martial ‘back before the end of the season’ but had already mentally prepared himself to no longer be able to call on his services.

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Earlier this week, he said: “Losing Anthony for what might be the rest of the season is very disappointing.

“Reports from France were that it wasn’t serious but it looks a bad one.”

Martial’s potentially season-ending injury would cap off a frustrating campaign for the former Monaco man.

Goals have been hard to come by for the forward, who has only found the back of the net seven times in 33 appearances this campaign.

To his credit, Martial has managed to provide eight assists for his side – who are gearing up for the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final tie with Spanish side Granada.

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Anthony Martial has struggled in front of goal this season[/caption]

Although he won’t be able to deploy Martial any time soon, Solskjaer will be boosted by the news that England international Marcus Rashford is back to full fitness.

Speaking during his pre-match press conference, the former United striker said: “I can’t disclose my team now.

“We’re not going to do that.

Marcus is travelling and we have to make a decision tomorrow if he starts or is on the bench. I don’t think he’ll play the 90 minutes.

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Marcus Rashford will be available for Manchester United’s Europa League clash with Granada[/caption]

“Marcus is okay-ish. He’s trained this morning.

He’s available to be selected, as I said, either as a sub or a starter.

Juan [Mata] is back training as is Alex [Telles], so we’re looking stronger definitely.

We didn’t lose anyone last weekend against Brighton.” 

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