Ahead of the upcoming international clash between France and Bosnia, Manchester United fans will want updates regarding two of their players.
Firstly, there’s Anthony Martial, who came off hobbling about an hour into the game against Kazakhstan after setting up Ousmane Dembélé, and some tests were meant to take place on Monday night to see how his knee was faring.
The second is Old Trafford star Paul Pogba, who has been a bit out of shape of late, and has yet to complete 90 minutes for France in the two fixtures played so far.
Didier Deschamps sat down on Tuesday afternoon to discuss the situation of both players in a press conference, where he gave an update on their fitness.
He said, relayed by L’Equipe: “Anthony has a small issue on his knee. Nothing is decided yet. He won’t be taking part in the training session a bit later. We’ll see tomorrow. Anything serious has been dismissed. We’ve run some tests, but there’s still the pain, and having travelled as long as we have, that hasn’t helped.
💬 Didier Deschamps sur l'état de forme d'Anthony Martial et de Paul Pogba
— L'ÉQUIPE (@lequipe) March 30, 2021
“As for Pogba, he started the last game, so that should answer it. If I started him in the last game, it’s because I thought he could start. He needs time to find his rhythm, but he feels good. As games go by, it’ll allow him to improve”.
So, it seems that there’s a good chance Martial will miss the game against Bosnia unless he miraculously recovers overnight, while Pogba could seemingly start the game.
Good news overall for Manchester United, who won’t have wanted anything serious to have happened to the striker with some important games ahead.