According to reports in the Manchester Evening News, Manchester United winger Anthony Martial may not be a part of the squad that faces FC Basel in the Champions League at Old Trafford on Tuesday night, and Red Devils fans are not happy.
United are making their long-awaited return to Europe’s elite club competition but while the likes of Ashley Young could feature, the Manchester Evening News has hinted that Martial may not be involved after he wasn’t spotted by their photographers checking in to the club’s pre-match base.
The 21-year-old is once again struggling to hold down a first team spot having made just one start in five appearances so far this term, although he has scored twice and provided one assist in 119 minutes of Premier League football.
Man United supporters were quick to have their say on the rumour via social media, and they were clearly upset that the forward could be set to miss out, with one person even saying that he ‘feels like crying’ at the news.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
No Martial in the squad. Really hope he's not injured, he would've been ideal for tonight. #mufc
— Hesham Bilal-Hafiz (@hesham786) September 12, 2017
I just have a feeling Mou doesn't like Martial. Why drop him yet he has never played 90mins. Players like Martial need a run of games #MUFC
— MartialPG ManUtd (@ChichaPG) September 11, 2017
Retweeted AVO (@ShakyWoER):
Hate how Jose treats Martial #mufc
— Aegon Targaryen 🇺🇬 (@AyellaBryanLama) September 11, 2017
I actually feel like crying! Anthony Martial is our best winger, so to not even have him on the 18 man team tomorrow is pathetic. #Mufc
— Kyle (@KyleZingo) September 11, 2017
Martial is looking like Memphis all over again #mufc
— AVO (@ShakyWoER) September 11, 2017
OMG. OMG. Forget "saving" him. He's 21! He needs to be playing every week. Ronaldo was a starter at 17. Forget this "we need to wait" talk!
— Sam Kirklees (@SamKirklees) September 11, 2017
Martial wasn't seen with the other players before the Basel match. Really hope he shows, could be huge for the game tonight. #mufc
— Zachary B. (@ZacharyB__) September 12, 2017