Anthony Martial had a mixed evening for France yesterday in Kazakhstan and is now a doubt for United’s next Premier League game against Brighton.
As reported here last night, the 25-year-old had a fantastic first half for les Bleus, providing a superb assist for Ousmane Dembele in the 20th minute to open the scoring for the away side.
Martial ➡️ Dembele ➡️⚽
Ousmane Dembele fires France in front against Kazakhstan ✔️
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Martial was one of the best players on the park in that first half, with stats of 82% pass accuracy, 2 chances created, 2 ball recoveries, 2 dribbles and that assist.
However, the evening turned sour on the hour as Martial picked up what appeared to be a knee injury and had to be replaced.
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The United man did continue for a few minutes but was replaced by Kylian Mbappe, who went on to miss a penalty for the world champions.
Paul Pogba also played about an hour of the game before being subbed by Adrien Rabiot. France won the game 2-0.
Elsewhere, Luke Shaw got an assist on his return to England duty as the Three Lions overcame Albania, also by two goals to nil. Read our report here. Harry Maguire kept a clean sheet alongside him and Jesse Lingard played a few minutes at the end of the game. Dean Henderson was an unused substitute, as was David de Gea for Spain.
Victor Lindelof also kept a clean sheet as Sweden beat Kosovo 3-0 and Scott McTominay played 90 minutes as Scotland drew 1-1 with Israel.