With Cristiano Ronaldo’s lack of game time and seemingly not wanting to be at the club, the Manchester United forward line is looking a bit light.
The Portuguese legend has barely featured in pre-season after missing their tour of Asia and Australia for family reasons.
Now Anthony Martial is set to miss Erik ten Hag’s first competitive match as manager through injury.
Martial was primed to start against Brighton & Hove Albion in United’s Premier League opener after an impressive pre-season campaign but has suffered a setback.
Some fans are not too excited about the potential forward line.
Ten Hag row
Erik ten Hag says it was “unacceptable” for Cristiano Ronaldo and other Manchester United players to leave Old Trafford before the end of Sunday’s friendly against Rayo Vallecano.
Now he has another battle on his hands.
He is keen on being reunited with Hakim Ziyech from Chelsea. However, there are concerns from within his recruitment team that he isn’t the right player for the club.
Ziyech has been restricted to just 29 league starts in his two full seasons at Stamford Bridge,
He rose to stardom with 49 goals and 80 assists during four years at Ajax, but has only managed 14 goals and 10 assists in his time at Chelsea.
The Dutchman was allowed to bring in Tyrell Malacia, Christian Eriksen and Lisandro Martinez and they are still pursuing a move for Frenkie de Jong on the manager’s recommendation.