Man Utd’s Martial out of Southampton game with Achilles injury, Casemiro fit

Manchester United’s Anthony Martial will miss Saturday’s Premier League conflict with Southampton as a result of an Achilles subject, supervisor Erik ten Hag mentioned on Friday, because the French ahead’s damage issues continued to have an effect on his begin to the marketing campaign.

Martial missed United’s season-opening defeat by Brighton & Hove Albion and the heavy loss to Brentford earlier than approaching in its place in opposition to Liverpool on Monday, the place he supplied an help to Marcus Rashford of their morale-boosting 2-1 win. “Martial is just not match. He got here out with an issue on his Achilles, so we’ve to attend,” Ten Hag informed reporters forward of Saturday’s match at St Mary’s Stadium. “I can’t inform a prognosis on how lengthy it takes however we hope he’ll be out there for the subsequent recreation in opposition to Leicester Metropolis.”

United’s new signing Casemiro watched from the Previous Trafford stands as United overcame Liverpool and the previous Actual Madrid midfielder might make his debut for the membership at Southampton.

“Casemiro is match. He did all the coaching classes. He skilled first individually and within the final days, he skilled with the group,” Ten Hag added. “The spirit was already good however now it’s even higher (after Monday’s victory). Nevertheless it’s just one recreation, so we’ve to construct additional, we’ve to develop and everyone seems to be conscious of that.

“We have to have a excessive normal. It’s a requirement to the group. Now they see what the reward is, so we’ve to match the runs out and in of possession. We want runs and motion if you wish to dictate a recreation.” United have been linked by the British media with a transfer for Ajax Amsterdam ahead Antony earlier than the switch window closes on Sept. 1.

“We want gamers however we want the suitable gamers,” Ten Hag added. “The entire switch window, we’re proud of what we did till now, however the bar needs to be excessive.”

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