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Anthony Martial leaves Man United training ground after just 11 minutes

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Manchester United forward Anthony Martial left the club’s training ground after just 11 minutes on Monday morning after failing to recover from illness.

Martial was due to be in the squad for United’s 3-2 victory against Southampton on Sunday, but he had to stay at the team’s hotel due to picking up the illness the night before. 

According to the Manchester Evening News, the Frenchman turned up for training at the Carrington training complex, but he was sent straight home due to not being fit enough to train. 

Anthony Martial has failed to find the back of the net in the Premier League so far this season

Anthony Martial has failed to find the back of the net in the Premier League so far this season

It means he’s unlikely to play a part in the side’s Champions League match against Paris St Germain on Wednesday, where a point will be enough to qualify for the Round of 16.

It’s the continuation of a frustrating season so far for the 24-year-old. He’s failed to find the back of the net in the league this season – this after scoring 17 times in the last campaign. 

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s injury list is starting to pile up, with goalkeeper David de Gea taken off at half-time on Sunday with a knee injury after colliding with the post.

Alex Telles is also a doubt after he picked up a slight injury against Southampton, but the United manager is hoping to welcome back Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay, while Jesse Lingard has returned to full training.

Substitute Edinson Cavani scored twice, as Manchester United beat Southampton 3-2

Substitute Edinson Cavani scored twice, as Manchester United beat Southampton 3-2

Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was forced to leave Martial in the hotel in Southampton

Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was forced to leave Martial in the hotel in Southampton

Solskjaer revealed the reason for his absence at St Mary’s and also explained his starting line-up.

He told the United website: ‘Anthony fell ill overnight so he’s in the hotel by himself, poor lad. So that’s the reason Ant isn’t playing.

‘Edinson (Cavani) played well in midweek but we felt Mason (Greenwood) needed a game as well to start with.

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