Anthony Martial out for 10 weeks after groin surgery

The French striker, blighted with injuries in recent years, has undergone successful surgery on his groin.
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Manchester United striker Anthony Martial will out of action for 10 weeks after undergoing groin surgery.

The news was confirmed by Manchester United on their club website. The statement read:

"“Manchester United striker Anthony Martial has completed successful surgery to address a groin complaint and will be out of action for about 10 weeks as he rehabilitates.”"

Club statement on Martial

Martial has not feature in United’s last 7 games, despite games thinning out due to the Red Devils’ lack of games due to being dumped out of cup competitions besides the FA Cup.

The injury will rule Martial out until late April, so the French forward will only get a handful of games before his expected departure from Old Trafford in the summer. His contract will expire in the summer, and a renewal seems very unlikely given his injury record and availability in recent seasons.

Red Devil Armada’s verdict:

Well there it is. You could probably count the amount of games that Martial has left in a Manchester United shirt in one hand. It would be very, very surprising if Martial did extend his stay as nothing he has done in recent times warrants this. In a direction where United are looking to become ‘football centric’, it would make little sense for INEOS to renew his contract.