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Rashford and Martial miss Manchester United training ahead of Bayern Munich clash

Manchester United forwards Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial both missed Monday’s training session through illness, as the Red Devils gear up for Tuesday’s clash with Bayern Munich.

The Red Devils must beat Bayern to have any chance of reaching the UEFA Champions League’s round of 16, with the Bavarian giants having already qualified as Group A winners.

A victory alone will not be enough for Erik ten Hag’s under-fire team, however, as they also need Copenhagen and Galatasaray to draw in Group A’s other fixture if they are to avoid a humiliating group-stage exit.

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United had hoped their forward line would be boosted by the return of Rashford, who was suspended for their last European game – a thrilling 3-3 draw with Galatasaray – after receiving a straight red card in Copenhagen on matchday four.

However, the club confirmed after Monday’s training session that both Rashford and Martial had been unable to participate due to illness, leaving their hopes of facing Bayern in doubt.

Victor Lindelof, who Ten Hag said was doubtful in his pre-match press conference, did take part in the session and could be a candidate to partner Harry Maguire in the centre of defence.

Fellow defender Lisandro Martinez was also seen out on the grass, but he was only able to complete individual work as he recovers from the metatarsal problem which has sidelined him since September.

Harry Carr
Harry Carr
Harry is a freelance sports journalist with experience of working for the Racing Post, Stats Perform, Opta Analyst and more, covering major events across all sports but holding a particular love for the beautiful game.
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