Anthony Martial

Martial and Lingard sidelined for at least two weeks

Duo suffered problems during the Champions League defeat to Paris St Germain. Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial are set to be sidelined for at least a fortnight following their respective injuries in Manchester United‘s 2-0 defeat to Paris St Germain in midweek. Lingard was withdrawn shortly before the interval in the first leg of the Champions League last-16 fixture because of a hamstring issue while Martial did not reappear for the second half due to a groin complaint. United went on to concede twice in the pair’s absence as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer suffered his first defeat as the club’s interim manager. Jesse Lingard came off injured against PSG (Martin Rickett/PA) And the Norwegian expects both Lingard and Martial to miss the FA Cup fifth-round encounter at Chelsea on Mo...

Result: Pogba sees red as PSG beat Man Utd

Paris Saint-Germain inflict a first defeat on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United to put one foot in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Paris Saint-Germain have put one foot into the quarter-finals of the Champions League courtesy of a 2-0 win over Manchester United in the first leg of their last-16 clash at Old Trafford this evening. The Ligue 1 leaders switched gear in the second half as quickfire goals from Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe gave the visitors two crucial away goals and a commanding advantage to take back to the Parc des Princes on March 6. The result sees Ole Gunnar Solskjaer suffer his first defeat in his 12th match as United manager, and their misery was compounded late on when Paul Pogba was sent off to ensure that he will miss the return leg in P...

Martial: United players finding life easier under Solskjaer

Anthony Martial believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s tactics are “easier” for Manchester United players to understand than those of Jose Mourinho. Solskjaer has overseen a dramatic change in fortunes for United since replacing Mourinho in December, and will be looking for his 11th victory in 12 games when Paris St Germain visit Old Trafford in the Champions League on Tuesday night. Martial has put the improvements down to Solskjaer’s more attacking style. Martial is enjoying his football under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Martin Rickett/PA) “We have got a coach who has different intentions and we are trying to do what (Solskjaer) asks,” he said. “Perhaps it is easier to play this style of football and not the style of football (Mourinho) asked.” And the ...

Combined XI: Manchester United vs. Paris Saint-Germain

Ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League showdown between Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain, Sports Mole selects its strongest combined XI from both squads. Manchester United host Paris Saint-Germain in a mouth-watering first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie on Tuesday night. The Red Devils have roared back to form under interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who has overseen 10 wins and a draw from his 11 matches at the helm so far. However, that unbeaten start will face its toughest test yet on Tuesday as the runaway Ligue 1 leaders PSG continue their bid to lift the Champions League for the first time. Here, Sports Mole selects its strongest combined XI, using only players available for Tuesday’s match. Gianluigi Buffon will rightly go down as one of the greatest goa...

Martial has the ability to emulate Ronaldo – Solskjaer

Anthony Martial has the talent to reach Cristiano Ronaldo’s level if he puts his mind to it, according to Manchester United caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The 23-year-old has impressed in fits and starts since moving from Monaco to Old Trafford in 2015, becoming the most expensive teenager in history in the process. Martial had looked set to leave in the summer after falling out with Jose Mourinho, only to fight his way back into the Portuguese’s plans and last month sign a deal until at least 2024 under Solskjaer. Solid match from the team today! Thanks to all of you for the amazing support! 3 Goals, 3 points ✅ 👏🏻 @ManUtd #MUFC pic.twitter.com/V9fb1fbqvk — Anthony Martial (@AnthonyMartial) February 9, 2019 The France international marked his first start since that contra...

Result: Paul Pogba stars as Manchester United coast past Fulham

Paul Pogba scores twice as Manchester United coast to a 3-0 victory over struggling Fulham in Saturday’s Premier League fixture at Craven Cottage. Manchester United have moved into fourth place in the Premier League table with a 3-0 victory over Fulham in Saturday’s clash at Craven Cottage. Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial put United into a two-goal lead within 23 minutes, before a spot kick from the impressive Pogba completed a comfortable afternoon for the visitors. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has now won 10 of his 11 games in caretaker charge of United, while Fulham remain in 19th position and seven points adrift of safety. Fulham should have been ahead within the first 60 seconds of the game but after some good work from Andre Schurrle down the right flank, Luciano Vietto somehow fa...

Manchester United players ‘convinced Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will stay’

Manchester United’s players are convinced that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be appointed the club’s long-term manager, according to a report. Manchester United‘s players are reportedly convinced that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be appointed the club’s long-term manager. Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho at the helm in December, and the Norwegian has led the Red Devils to nine wins and one draw from his first 10 games in charge. United are now within touching distance of the top four in the Premier League table, while they will enter next week’s last-16 Champions League first leg with Paris Saint-Germain full of confidence. Chris Smalling, Anthony Martial and Phil Jones have recently signed new contracts with the club, while it is thought that Ander Herrera, Ashley Y...

Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku: ‘Paul Pogba happy under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’

Romelu Lukaku says that teammate Paul Pogba ‘looks happy’ playing under Manchester United caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Manchester United forward Romelu Lukaku has revealed that teammate Paul Pogba is happy playing under caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The France international allegedly had a strained relationship with previous boss Jose Mourinho, but the midfielder has contributed six goals and five assists since Solskjaer’s arrival. Lukaku – who currently finds himself in and out of the starting lineup – has also claimed that the first-team squad are now ‘back to their level’. The Belgian told Canal Football Club: “At training we are constantly saying Paul looks so happy and then he laughs. Everyone is back to their level, Paul,...

Result: Manchester United move into fifth place with win at Leicester City

An early goal from Marcus Rashford earns Manchester United a 1-0 win over Leicester City in Sunday’s Premier League fixture at the King Power Stadium. Manchester United have continued their strong run of form with a 1-0 victory over Leicester City in Sunday’s Premier League clash at the King Power Stadium. An early goal from Marcus Rashford proved to be the difference between the two sides as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer registered his ninth win from 10 matches in all competitions since replacing Jose Mourinho. United move into fifth place in the standings ahead of Arsenal’s clash with Manchester City, while Leicester remain in 11th position despite a spirited showing. Leicester began brightly in the East Midlands with Wilfred Ndidi sending a glancing header off target, but Unite...

Bryan Robson urges Manchester United to extend Ander Herrera contract

Bryan Robson believes that Ander Herrera is worthy of a new contract at Manchester United following his impressive run of performances under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Former Manchester United captain Bryan Robson has told the club to do all that they can to tie Ander Herrera down to a new contract. The Spaniard is due to become a free agent at the end of the season and is a confirmed target for former club Athletic Bilbao. Herrera is expected to have a pick of more top clubs to choose from should he be available on a Bosman, but United are believed to be locked in discussions with the 29-year-old regarding a new deal. Robson believes that the central midfielder deserves fresh terms for his performances since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over from Jose Mourinho, with Herrera being used heavily alo...

Manchester United ‘make Kalidou Koulibaly, Milan Skriniar top summer targets’

Manchester United reportedly make Kalidou Koulibaly and Milan Skriniar their top transfer targets in the summer following a quiet January window. Manchester United have reportedly made Kalidou Koulibaly and Milan Skriniar their top targets for the summer transfer window. The Red Devils have had a quiet January window, failing to bring in a single player with uncertainty still surrounding their managerial position. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s record of eight wins and one draw from his nine matches at the helm have catapulted him into contention to get the job on a permanent basis, but United have been reluctant to spend big money midway through the season. However, they are still keen to bolster their defensive options when the window reopens in the summer, and The Independent reports that...

Manchester United forward Anthony Martial agrees new five-year deal?

Manchester United forward Anthony Martial reportedly agrees to pen a new five-year contract at Old Trafford. Forward Anthony Martial has reportedly committed his future to Manchester United. Martial has spent the last three-and-a-half years at Old Trafford, but it was claimed earlier this season that the 23-year-old was looking to leave United. However, the exit of Jose Mourinho has changed Martial’s stance, and the France international has been frequently involved in the starting lineup since the arrival of caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Negotiations have been taking place for a number of weeks and according to RMC Sport, Martial has agreed to pen a new five-year contract. There is the suggestion that an official announcement could be made at some point this week with the deal...

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