Injury Update Emerges On Anthony Martial And Edinson Cavani Ahead Of Derby

Anthony Martial and Edinson Cavani missed Manchester United’s Champions League defeat to RB Leipzig on Tuesday after picking up minor muscle injuries in last weekend’s 3-1 win at West Ham.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is certain that Martial will be able to play against Manchester City on Saturday but will wait before making a final call on Cavani’s fitness.

“Anthony will definitely be involved,” Solskjaer said. “Edinson has been on the grass but I'll make a decision later.”

The Norwegian will be looking for a response after the Red Devils crashed out of Europe’s elite club competition with their 3-2 defeat in Leipzig.

“Of course we were disappointed on Tuesday night, it's natural,” Solskjaer said. “We really wanted to go through, the reality is we’re not. We’ve got to move on. 

“It was a tight group decided by fine margins, you can see that in most games. We had a long travel back so we had a day of recovery on Wednesday and after that, the focus has been good. 

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“This game, the Manchester derby, is probably the best game you can ask for after such a disappointment because it does stick in your system.”

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