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Martial replaced by Ronaldo at Everton as Man Utd lose forward to injury

3:15 AM MYT 10/10/2022
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Anthony Martial was forced off in the first half of Manchester United's Premier League clash with Everton and replaced by Cristiano Ronaldo.
  • Martial makes first start of season
  • Picks up assist for Antony
  • Replaced by Ronaldo after suffering injury

WHAT HAPPENED? Martial was named in the Manchester United starting XI to face Everton and collected an assist for Antony's equalising goal to make it 1-1 at Goodison Park. However, the Frenchman was forced off on the half-hour mark after picking up an injury. Ronaldo replaced Martial and went on to make it 2-1 to the visitors, scoring his 700th career goal.

THE BIGGER PICTURE: Manchester United will be frustrated at the sight of Martial picking up yet another problem. The forward has looked good since returning from injury, scoring three times and picking up an assist in three substitute appearances. Sunday's match was Martial's first start of the season but he now looks set for more time on the sidelines.
Ten Hag gave an update on his injury after the game, telling BBC Sport: "We have to wait. I can’t diagnose. I don’t think it's that big a problem. He had an assist for the first goal. I'm happy with that. It was a setback for the team but Ronaldo came in and made the winning goal, I'm happy with that."

IN THREE PHOTOS:

THE VERDICT:

Martial's injury problems seem to be holding him back at Manchester United.

The injury comes at a bad time with the Frenchman having made a real impact recently.

Yet fans are not surprised to see Martial out of action again.

WHAT NEXT FOR MAN UTD? The Red Devils host Omonia in the Europa League on Thursday and then face Newcastle United in the Premier League on Sunday.