Man United sweating on Martial fitness, with Shaw, Smalling, Bailly and Jones doubts for Fulham


MANCHESTER UNITED are facing an injury crisis ahead of their clash with Fulham, with Anthony Martial the latest worry.

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Jose Mourinho is sweating on the French star’s fitness after he limped out of Wednesday’s 2-2 draw with Arsenal.

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Meanwhile, United‘s defensive options remain threadbare with Luke Shaw, Chris Smalling, Eric Bailly and Phil Jones all doubts.

Alexis Sanchez and Victor Lindelof remained sidelined, but United could welcome back Ashley Young from suspension.

Ahead of the game, Mourinho gave a squad update saying: “[We are] still waiting for conclusions, still waiting for people like Martial, Smalling, Jones.

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“The training session at 11am will give us some answers on Smalling, Jones, Martial and Bailly.

Anthony Martial could miss the game with Fulham through injury
Anthony Martial could miss the game with Fulham through injury
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“Of course, Lindelof and Alexis, we don’t even speak about them, but players that will make themselves available like Smalling and Jones did.

“Players with some difficulty will make one step forward to try to help the team.”

Meanwhile, Fulham pair Kevin McDonald and Floyd Ayite are expected to return from respective hamstring and groin injuries.

On-loan defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah is ineligible against his parent club.