Manchester United players have had their fair share of injuries this season. And one area that has been most affected by it, is up front.
The Red Devils have struggled to find the back of the net on a consistent basis in recent months as both Anthony Martial and Edinson Cavani have had their injury issues. And there appears to be further bad news regarding the matter, as it looks like the Frenchman could possibly be out for the rest of the season.
Martial picked up an injury while playing for the France national team in their 2-0 win over Kazakhstan in the World Cup Qualifiers. The striker had to come off injured in the 59th minute of the game. And although it had not looked very serious at first, now there are fears that he might not feature again in the 2020/2021 season.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gave an update on the player while speaking with Manchester United’s official website:
"“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.”"
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This could be a massive blow for Manchester United
It is true that Martial has not been at the top of his game this season and has only managed to score 7 goals. But even then, he remains an important part of Solskjaer’s first-team plans and is capable of putting in a brilliant performance on his day, as we saw against Manchester City last month. Thus, him possibly missing the rest of the season will be a huge blow to the club.
It is no secret that the Red Devils do not have a lot of depth at striker. And with Cavani having dealt with injury issues of his own through the course of the season, the club will be hoping that the Uruguayan can stay fit going forward.
Otherwise, Solskjaer might have to rely on players like Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood or Amad to deliver up front, all of whom are capable of playing there when called upon.