Martial to miss United’s game against Leicester

| 23rd Sep 2016

Martial to miss United’s game against Leicester

Anthony Martial will not play against Leicester City on Saturday as the Red Devils look to build on Wednesday’s victory over Northampton in the EFL Cup.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho confirmed that Martial is unavailable for Saturday’s match against the Premier League champions.

Martial suffered a nasty collision of heads during the first half of last Sunday’s 3-1 defeat to Watford and he was later involved in another physical challenge in the build-up to the Hornets’ opening goal, which prompted his early substitution for Ashley Young on 38 minutes at Vicarage Road.

The France international informed fans that he was “feeling better” with a post on social media in midweek but he subsequently missed the EFL Cup win at Northampton Town on Wednesday night.

During the pre-match press conference at the Aon Training Complex on Friday, Mourinho spoke about Martial’s current state of fitness and confirmed he will not face the Foxes at Old Trafford due “a contusion in the calf and in the ankle area.”