Martial, Pogba ruled out of key France Nations match

Anthony Martial’s penalty gave United hope in Sunday's derby against Man City but they came up short in the end

Anthony Martial’s penalty gave United hope in Sunday's derby against Man City but they came up short in the end

The pair have been replaced by Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Moussa Sissoko and Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette.

Midfielder Pogba missed United's 3-1 away defeat by Manchester City in the English Premier League on Sunday.

Paris: Manchester United players Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial have been ruled out of France's upcoming matches because of injuries.


Lacazette meanwhile also played all 90 minutes, with the striker turning out in Arsenal's 1-1 draw at the Emirates Stadium against Wolves.

Alassane Plea, the Borussia Monchengladbach forward who has scored eight goals in 11 Bundesliga appearances this season including a hat-trick during the weekend win over Werder Bremen, has been selected for his maiden worldwide call-up as a result.

That saw Borussia Monchengladbach forward Alassane Plea, 25, earn his first call-up, while Lyon left-back Ferland Mendy, 23, also hopes to make his global debut after being called up in place of Mendy.


The 2018 World Cup winners travel to Rotterdam to face Ronald Koeman's Netherlands on Friday before a friendly against Uruguay the following Tuesday in Paris.

Anthony Martial was left out of the World Cup squad during the summer after a poor season for United last time around.

Despite his impressive form for Arsenal this season, Lacazette was not named in France's initial squad.


However, the withdrawal of Lacazette extends his wait for an global return, with his last outing for his country coming in a friendly against Germany last November.

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