Manchester United’s duo Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba have been excused from the final squad Didier Deschamps is preparing for the Nations League fixture slated to take place on Friday against Netherlands.
Both Martial and Pogba landed in France on Monday morning but a medical assessment done by the World Champions medical team Doctor Franck Le Gall found out the Manchester players are not fit hence released from the camp.
In a way the injuries is blessing to an Arsenal player Alexandre Lacazette who has had a good start this season but couldn’t seize a space in Deschamps heart due to stiff competition particularly up-front in spite of five goals and three assists he’s had for his club.
Martial’s incident finally offers the Arsenal’s 27 year old striker a chance to be with the French team since November 2017 when he scored a brace in a friendly against Germany.
Whereas Paul Pogba who was absent in Manchester United’s 3-1 defeat to Manchester City yesterday due to the same problem then paves way for Tottenham Hotspurs midfielder Moussa Sissoko.
Unlike Martial whose injury occurred during Manchester derby, according Jose Mourinho Paul Pogba got injured in the encounter with Juventus in Italy.
The Manchester United boss explained that Pogba got the detriment during the match but made a sacrifice to finish the match except couldn’t recover afterwards.
After playing Netherlands on 16th November, France will face Uruguay in a friendly fixture on Monday 19th.