Breaking: Manchester United star to miss Premier League opener against Brighton due to injury

Anthony Martial Manchester United
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Manchester United forward Anthony Martial will miss the Premier League opener against Brighton at Old Trafford this weekend due to injury.

Martial, who impressed during pre-season for Manchester United, is currently suffering a hamstring injury.

According to The Athletic, Martial’s injury is a minor one, and the Frenchman could be back in contention as early as next weekend when United travel to Brentford.

Meanwhile, Manchester United assistant coach Steve McClaren has given his verdict on the Manchester United squad ahead of the new Premier League season.

“The great thing that I’ve found is that these are great players to work with,” McClaren said.

“They were a little quiet the first week: it [the training] was very demanding. But as we got to know the players, as we got more and more into training sessions and they know the demands, the intensity, the competition, the winning and losing, the banter that goes along with it, you can feel the noise and the volume in training, in the dressing room, around the hotel and around Carrington, start to [build].

“That’s what I like, that’s why I enjoy coaching, that’s why I enjoy coming back here because these are damn-good players. You can see that.

“I mean you’ve seen little bits of it in pre-season: the combination of the front three, the work rate of the midfield, you know the organisation at the back.

“These are good players and they really are – I know they found the first week tough and demanding. This group have been fantastic. I get a great feeling.

“I’ve been into many, many dressing rooms and many dressing rooms for the first two, three, four weeks you kind of know and can smell [it]. I’ve got a good feeling about this dressing room.”