Anthony Martial misses the Cup final
Manchester United confirmed that the team suffered a heavy blow in the absence of the team's striker
A source close toManchester United
confirmed that the team had suffered a heavy blow days before theFA Cup
final, during which it will face its neighborManchester City
next Saturday evening at Wembley Stadium.
According to a report from the source the French playerAnthony Martial
, was excluded from the Manchester United list due to a hamstring injury.
Martial suffered the injury in the last Premier League game last Sunday againstFulham
, and United revealed he would not be available on Saturday night.
A club statement read: "Anthony Martial has been ruled out of Saturday's FA Cup Final against Manchester City due to injury."
The injury is the latest setback for Martial who missed much of the season due to a series of injuries that began with a hamstring injury againstAtletico Madrid
in Oslo during pre-season.
Manchester United qualified for the Champions League for next season after finishing third with 75 points in the English Premier League standings.
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