Manchester United’s Anthony Martial is out in the FA Cup final

Rob DawsonReporterMay 30, 2023, 04:36 PM ET3 minutes of reading

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Manchester United’s preparations for the FA Cup final have been hit by injury to Anthony Martial.

The Frenchman was ruled out of Saturday’s clash with Manchester City at Wembley after picking up a thigh injury during the 2-1 win over Fulham.

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Martial came on as a second-half substitute at Old Trafford on Sunday and played the final 23 minutes.

After reporting the injury after the game, assessments by United’s medical staff on Monday and Tuesday revealed a muscle tear and the 27-year-old will now not be part of Erik den Haag’s squad against City.

A A statement released by the club Tuesday said: „Anthony Martial has been ruled out of the Emirates FA Cup final against Manchester City through injury.

Anthony Martial has endured an injury-plagued season with Manchester United.Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images

The France international strained his hamstring at the end of Sunday’s 2-1 win against Fulham at Old Trafford.

„Assessments reveal 27-year-old pulls out of Wembley clash with muscle tear.”

Martial battled injury all season and scored nine goals in 29 appearances in all competitions.

His latest injury will raise further doubts over his long-term future at Old Trafford, especially with Den Haag prioritizing a new striker in the summer transfer window.

Martial’s absence will further reduce United’s options ahead of the cup final alongside Lisandro Martinez, Toni van de Beek and Marcel Sabitzer.

However, Brazil winger Anthony is expected to be fit despite being stretchered off in last week’s 4-1 win over Chelsea. Anthony’s ankle injury is not as serious as first thought and he could face City.

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