Man Utd handed injury blow with Anthony Martial OUT of FA Cup final vs City with hamstring injury


ANTHONY MARTIAL is out the FA Cup Final after picking up a hamstring issue in the final game of the Premier League season against Fulham.

The injury-prone Frenchman had only come on as a 67th minute substitute in the 2-1 win which secured Manchester United’s third place finish.

Anthony Martial is out of the FA Cup final with a hamstring injury

Martial joins Antony and long-term absentee Lisandro Martinez on the sidelines.

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It is not a major headache for manager Erik ten Hag ahead of the Wembley final date with neighbours Manchester City, however.

Marcus Rashford, the 30 goals top scorer this season, started as the main striker last Sunday and will do again.

Martial has scored just nine goals in 29 appearances this season with the club willing to listen to offers for him this summer.

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Martial’s absence opens the door for Alejandro Garnacho to join Jadon Sancho on the wings.

The Argentine ace is fully fit after returning from injury and looked sharp against Fulham on Sunday.

Man Utd may also give a final start to Dutch striker Wout Weghorst, who is set to return to Burnley this summer.

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The Red Devils could end up replacing him with PSG forward Neymar.

The Brazilian looks set to leave the French capital this summer.

And he is keen to link up with Ten Hag at Old Trafford.

Neymar’s arrival could see him take over the left-wing spot, allowing Rashford to play through the middle.