Why Anthony Martial misses Manchester United’s match against Burnley

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Why Anthony Martial misses Manchester United's match against Burnley



The Frenchman was on the score sheet on Friday night against Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that Anthony Martial has picked up an injury that rules him out of Manchester United’s clash against Burnley on Tuesday night.
The Frenchman played a key role in Friday’s FA Cup fourth-round victory over Arsenal, coming off the bench to score his side’s third goal at the Emirates in a 3-1 victory.
He had been expected to return to the team for tonight’s Premier League encounter but has picked up a knock, with Solskjaer making four changes to the team that beat Arsenal.

Martial had been on the bench against Arsenal and was expected to start against Burnley (Getty)‘There’s a couple of small little niggles that we need to protect and little bit of rotation,’ Solskjaer told Sky Sports.
‘Of course we’ve got loads of games coming up, we’ve played quite a few games.
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‘The decision to recall [Phil] Jones at the back then Romelu [Lukaku] did well last game and Anthony is injured so we can’t play him.’
He added to MUTV: ‘Anthony got a slight injury in training, hopefully he’ll be back for next weekend but no chance he’d be able to play tonight.’
Jones replaces Eric Bailly in the side, while Andreas Pereira comes in for Ander Herrera; in attack, Alexis Sanchez and Jesse Lingard are benched while Juan Mata and Marcus Rashford start.

Lukaku continues in attack after an impressive display against Arsenal (Picture: Getty)On how Lukaku and Rashford will play together, Solskjaer continued: ‘Let’s hope they hit it off because they’re two different types of players, I think they can play off each other.
‘Obviously Marcus is in a great vein of form, then again Romelu did really well last game. We thought their physical presence would be needed today.’
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