Martial has bad luck once again

Martial has bad luck once again

The Manchester United player, Anthony Martial, will miss the upcoming matches of the France national football team in the European championship qualification. After a long-waited call-up, the forward will not wear the last year world champions’ jersey because of an injury.

During Jose Mourinho’s work at Manchester United, Anthony Martial was not a frequent guest in the starting line-up of the Red Devils. Therefore, the national team of France’s head coach, Didier Deschamps, did not call him up after the loss in 2016 European championship final, as well as some World Cup qualification matches. The last time Anthony went out on the pitch in his national team’s jersey was on 10th of October 2016 against the national team of the Netherlands in Mondial qualification.

Martial also ended up outside of the list for the World Cup in Russia, which became triumphant for Les Tricoleurs. But the situation has changed with Solskjaer’s arrival to Manchester United. The Frenchman has played 21 matches this season in the English championship, having scored nine goals as well as making two assists.

However, misfortune came unexpetedly. Manchester United met with Wolverhampton in the quarter-final match of the English Cup. The footballer came out in the starting line-up and spent the match until the very end. Later it became known that he had injured his knee and he will not play in the upcoming matches of the France national football team against Moldova and Iceland, which will be held on 22nd and 25th of March respectively. Didier Deschamps urgently called up the Atletico winger Thomas Lemar.

Also, Lacazette and Ousmane Dembele will be absent from Deschamps’ roster. The reason for the former’s absence remains unclear, while the Barcelona winger has his back of a thigh injured. Considering all the circumstances, in which Deschamps got himself into, it will be difficult for the Frenchmen in the matches. Especially regarding the defensive national team of Iceland. However, bookmakers continue to believe in Deschamps’ side, giving the odds on a victory in the match with the Vikings of 1,30. The guests’ victory is evaluated as 10,50 and a draw as 5,70.