Anthony Martial out of Man Utd vs Brighton, says Erik ten Hag – will Cristiano Ronaldo start in his place?

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has confirmed Anthony Martial is out of Sunday’s visit of Brighton through injury, but refused to reveal if Cristiano Ronaldo will start in his place.

Martial’s absence leaves United with only Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford as direct striker replacements, unless Ten Hag opts for a false nine as he experimented with in pre-season.


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However, Ronaldo, who has asked to leave United, only has 45 minutes under his belt from pre-season and is behind the rest of the squad on fitness after a family issue kept him away from the summer tour.


Asked if Ronaldo will start in Martial’s place, Ten Hag said: “We will see on Sunday.”

Ten Hag also said he is “really happy” to have the five-time Ballon d’Or winner in his squad.

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The United boss is unsure how long Martial will be unavailable for, but is confident he has the tools at his disposal to cope without the France international.

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Asked about the length of Martial’s injury lay-off, he added: “It’s always difficult to say, I hope not too long. I think we will have solutions to sort it out.”


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Title: Anthony Martial out of Man Utd vs Brighton, says Erik ten Hag – will Cristiano Ronaldo start in his place?
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Published Date: Fri, 05 Aug 2022 14:25:00 BST

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