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Anthony Martial sent home from Manchester United training after 11 minutes


Martial left training after 11 minutes (Picture: Getty)

Anthony Martial was reportedly sent home from Manchester United after just 11 minutes on Monday morning as he continues to recover from illness.

The France international missed United’s 3-2 win over Southampton on Sunday afternoon but reported to training on Monday morning.

However, he was quickly sent home after it was determined he’s not fit enough to train, according to Manchester Evening News.

Martial had travelled with the squad to Southampton but was taken ill overnight and remained in the team hotel while his team-mates fought their way back from 2-0 down.

Ahead of the 3-2 win, his manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: ‘Anthony fell ill overnight so he’s in the hotel by himself, poor lad. So that’s the reason Ant isn’t playing.

Martial will hope to be fit before United welcome Paris Saint-Germain to Old Trafford on Wednesday night.

Solskjaer lost Martial for the Southampton game (Picture: AFP via Getty)

United are top of Group H but only three points clear of last season’s runners-up.

Red Bull Leipzig have the same number of points as PSG and will climb level with United before they kick-off if they beat Istanbul Basaksehir in the earlier match.

The group is guaranteed go down to the wire in some regard but United can qualify with a point against PSG.

Should they be beaten and Leipzig also defeat their Turkish opponents, all three teams – PSG, United and Leipzig – will have nine points ahead of the final matchday.

United would then require a result against Leipzig in their final group stage match in order to progress.

Solskjaer could be without David de Gea for the crunch clash with PSG on Wednesday.

De Gea suffered an injury against Southampton (Picture: Getty)

De Gea was forced off after colliding with the post as he desperately tried – and ultimately failed – to keep out James Ward-Prowse’s curling free-kick.

‘It’s a knock just above the knee,’ Solskjaer said of David de Gea. ‘So we’ll have a scan and check on him tomorrow.

‘Hopefully he can be ready for Wednesday but can’t promise anything now. Dean [Henderson] came on, very assured, had a couple of half-saves to make but he was tidy and safe with the ball at his feet.’

Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay are hoping to return but Luke Shaw will miss the game.

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