Manchester United star Anthony Martial’s injury ‘just a knock’, claims Deschamps

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Manchester United striker Anthony Martial left Wembley on crutches after England’s win over France.

Manchester United fans can breathe a sigh of relief after France boss Didier Deschamps described Anthony Martial’s injury as “just a knock” - as reported by the club's official website.

The talented teenager started Tuesday night's international friendly against England alongside Tigres forward Andre-Pierre Gignac, but was forced off the pitch after 67 minutes.

Roy Hodgson’s men emerged as 2-0 victors, courtesy of goals from Dele Alli and Wayne Rooney, but the sight of Martial leaving Wembley on crutches sparked fears that he could be set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

The 19-year-old has impressed since joining the Red Devils from Monaco over the summer in a deal which could rise to a staggering £58 million - according to the Daily Mail - scoring five goals in 14 appearances while also being named Premier League Player of the Month for September.

The last thing Louis van Gaal needs is an important first-team player missing ahead of a heavy run of fixtures, but Deschamps has allayed fears by claiming that Martial’s injury is not as serious as first thought.

He told reporters: “[Martial] was in quite a bit of pain after the match.

“He got a kick in the penalty area. I think it’s just a knock rather than anything else to the top of his foot.”

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