Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Martial Back in Frame to Start Clash with Fulham

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Martial Back in Frame to Start Clash with Fulham

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ANTHONY Martial should be fit enough to face Fulham tomorrow after he limped out of United's draw with Arsenal.

Martial equalised on his 23rd birthday in the first half but was forced off in the 63rd minute after he committed a foul on Sead Kolasinac and had to be replaced by Romelu Lukaku.

Jose Mourinho dropped Martial to the bench at Southampton at the weekend since the player had suffered a 'pre-injury' in the defeat to City on November 11, which prevented him from playing for the France national team.

Mourinho doubted whether Martial could start three successive matches within seven days and selected the Frenchman against Crystal Palace and Young Boys before introducing him as a substitute at St Mary's.

Mourinho put Martial's withdrawal against Arsenal down to a 'pre-injury' and suggested United's top scorer would be fit for the visit of Fulham. …

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