Louis van Gaal gives some Manchester United players time off

by Tanveer Arayan

Louis van Gaal has given some Manchester United players time off after their 2-1 victory over Swansea City.

Goals from Anthony Martial and Wayne Rooney helped the Dutchman’s side record their first win in the last nine games and eased the pressure on van Gaal.

After such a busy festive period, Anthony Martial has been given a few days off and is going to fly out to Paris to visit his family. It would be a much deserved break for the young Frenchman.

Martial would have been used to a one-month long break while playing for AS Monaco in Ligue 1 and having been our central figure up front all season, he could probably do with the rest.

If we are to mount anything resembling a title push this season then we need Martial firing on all cylinders, so the last thing we want him to suffer from is burnout which is why a short break could be the perfect tonic for him ahead of the Newcastle game next week.

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