Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard out for up to three weeks due to injuries

first_img Reuters ManchesterFebruary 16, 2019UPDATED: February 16, 2019 10:06 IST Anthony Martial was injured during the Champions League round of 16 match against PSG (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSManchester United forwards Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard will miss matches against Chelsea and LiverpoolLingard and Martial suffered muscle injuries against PSG in the Champions League earlier this weekSolskjaer said it opens doors for attacking youngsters Angel Gomes and Tahith ChongManchester United forwards Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard have been ruled out for up to three weeks due to injuries and will miss their next two matches against Chelsea and Liverpool, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said on Friday.Lingard and Martial suffered muscle injuries in the first half against Paris St Germain in the Champions League at Old Trafford on Tuesday.”I think they will be out for two to three weeks looking at it now,” Solskjaer told a news conference ahead of Monday’s FA Cup fifth-round clash against holders Chelsea.The injury comes as a setback for United, who have won 10 out of their 12 matches under caretaker boss Solskjaer, but it provides an opportunity for forwards Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku to rediscover their goalscoring touch.Solskjaer said it also opens doors for attacking youngsters Angel Gomes and Tahith Chong, who have been pushing for first-team action this season.”It is a chance for anyone who plays, whether it is Alexis, Romelu or Angel [Gomes],” the Norwegian coach added.”Anthony and Jesse have done really well for us, they’re vital, but then again with Rom and Alexis, they’ve got different skill sets and will be able to show what they can do.”We still have forward options but Angel and Chongy have been training with us all week, even the weeks leading up to this, so there is a big chance they will be involved.”United are also locked in a battle for a top four Premier League finish with Arsenal and Chelsea, and face title contenders Liverpool at Old Trafford on February 24.advertisementAlso Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Anthony MartialFollow Jesse LingardFollow Manchester UnitedFollow Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Next Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard out for up to three weeks due to injuriesAnthony Martial and Jesse Lingard suffered muscle injuries in the first half against Paris St Germain in the Champions League last-16 first leg clash at Old Trafford on Tuesday.advertisementlast_img