Martial, Lingard to Miss Liverpool Chelsea game

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The duo of Manchester United Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard are out due to injuries.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, manager of the Red Devils said the two forwardwill be out for two weeks.

This development mean Martial and Lingard have been ruled out of Manchester United’s games against Chelsea and Liverpool.

Lingard pulled up shortly before half-time in the first leg of the last-16 tie against Paris Saint- Germain at Old Trafford with what appeared to be a hamstring injury.

Martial was injured earlier in the game and played on until the interval but did not reappear for the second half.

“I think they will be out for two to three weeks looking at it now,” Solskjaer said in his press conference ahead of the FA Cup fifth-round tie with Chelsea.

The absence would see both players miss the Premier League game at home to Liverpool next Sunday, and could even see both sit out the return leg against PSG on March 6.

Solskjaer says Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku, alongside some of United’s younger prospects, will get a chance to prove their worth during Lingard and Martial’s spell out.

“Anthony and Jesse have done really well for us, they are vital in the attacking parts with their pace. Romelu and Alexis have different skill sets, so we just need to gel a team together for Monday now.”

Solskjaer says Lukaku and Sanchez will get their chances to impress in the coming weeks. The caretaker United boss was hoping to involve 17-year-old Mason Greenwood in the squad to face Chelsea but revealed the youngster has also been struck with an injury blow.

“We were thinking Mason Greenwood now is your time to step in, but he’s also injured unfortunately. He’s out for a couple of weeks as well,” Solskjaer said.

“That’s just how your luck sometimes goes, Mason will get his chance later on.”

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