Man Utd star Anthony Martial could face World Cup heartache with France 'concerned over striker's injury record' | The Sun

ANTHONY MARTIAL could face World Cup heartbreak and miss out on selection over his injury record, according to reports.

The Manchester United forward has struggled with injuries this season which has seen him earn meagre minutes on the pitch.


And despite his impressive record when playing this season, his persistent injuries are set to rule him out of contention for France in their World Cup squad selection.

According to RMC, Didier Deschamps looks set to snub the 26-year-old in favour of a more durable forward option.

Martial was forced off once again during United's most recent fixture, with Martial providing an assist for Antony's equaliser against Everton.

However, after just 29 minutes he was then forced to come off, going straight down the tunnel as he was replaced by eventual match-winner Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Prior to the game at Goodison Park Martial enjoyed a fruitful cameo against Omonia Nicosia in the Europa League, scoring a goal as United came from behind to win 3-2.

This added to the brace he scored in the Manchester derby as a substitute.

In fact, in just 133 minutes of football this season he has contributed to five goals – a rate of a goal or assist every 26.6 minutes.

If he could stay fit for an extended period and replicate this he may even eclipse the talisman of cross-town rivals Manchester City.

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Erling Haaland's 15 goals and three assists in the Premier League see him with an insane goal contribution rate of 41.9 minutes.

Deschamp will announce his squad for the World Cup in around a month's time.

The reigning champions are guaranteed to face Australia, Denmark and Tunisia in the group stages.

And the former Monaco star will be hoping to at least be apart of the squad when the tournament in Qatar starts in November.

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