Erik ten Hag has selected his front three for the start of the new season, as per Old Trafford insider Neil Custis of The Sun.
The Dutchman wants to stick with Jadon Sancho, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford after a successful pre-season campaign.
There’s no place for Cristiano Ronaldo in attack for the time being even though Manchester United are refusing to let the Portuguese leave.
The 37-year-old was expected to be benched for the Brighton clash on Sunday but could now start due to Martial’s likely absence with a hamstring issue.
But another news according to The Athletic, a tier-one source, Anthony Martial has injured his hamstring in training and will miss our Premier League opener against Brighton.
After a promising pre-season, fans were hopeful that Martial will lead the line as Cristiano Ronaldo is far from being match fit.
Now that Martial is ruled out, Erik ten Hag is staring at a potential striker crisis at Manchester United.
The Athletic understands that Martial’s injury is minor but perhaps this should prompt the board to sign a new striker before the transfer window ends.