Sport De Gea, Martial concern for Man Utd ahead of Manchester derby
Martial 'ignored Solskjaer's touchline instructions' against Newcastle
According to the Manchester Evening News, Solskjaer was heard telling the out-of-form striker to run twice at Old Trafford after he came to a standstill. Having shouted 'some movement' at Martial during one passage of play, Solskjaer could only watch on as the Frenchman failed to take on board his instructions.
Manchester United have concerns over David de Gea and Anthony Martial ahead of Sunday's derby with Premier League leaders Manchester City.
Neither De Gea nor Martial travelled to London for Wednesday's game with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
Dean Henderson was named as starting goalkeeper, with Lee Grant among the substitutes, with De Gea absent due to personal reasons.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer selected an attack of Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood and Edinson Cavani, with Martial having sustained a knock during training.
It is unclear whether either player will be available to face City at the Etihad Stadium.
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"David, that's personal reasons," United manager Solskjaer told MUTV about the absences.
"Anthony got a knock in training on Monday, on his knee, so [he is] not ready for this. Hopefully, [he will be] ready for the weekend but we're not sure yet."
Henderson has only started twice in the league this season and there are reports he could ask to leave Old Trafford if he is not assured of more playing time next season, the former Sheffield United loanee having mostly been limited to European and domestic cup appearances.
"Let's hope he performs as well as he has done all season," said Solskjaer. "He's got his chance now. He's been waiting patiently, he's been working really hard and of course he's ready to grab his opportunity."
Paris SG observes the situation around David De Gea .
The goalkeeper carousel could really pick up speed in summer. The rumor mill is currently simmering especially in Paris and Manchester, where Keylor Navas and David De Gea are between the posts. This could change in the coming season, according to The Sun . © Provided by 90min Will De Gea replace the aging Keylor Navas this summer? | Visionhaus / Getty Images Some players and coaches have already noticed that the French capital club tends to rigorously sort out.