Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard out for up to three weeks due to injuries

first_imgManchester United forwards Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard have been ruled out for up to three weeks due to injuries and will miss their next two matches against Chelsea and Liverpool, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said on Friday.Lingard and Martial suffered muscle injuries in the first half against Paris St Germain in the Champions League at Old Trafford on Tuesday.”I think they will be out for two to three weeks looking at it now,” Solskjaer told a news conference ahead of Monday’s FA Cup fifth-round clash against holders Chelsea.The injury comes as a setback for United, who have won 10 out of their 12 matches under caretaker boss Solskjaer, but it provides an opportunity for forwards Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku to rediscover their goalscoring touch.Solskjaer said it also opens doors for attacking youngsters Angel Gomes and Tahith Chong, who have been pushing for first-team action this season.”It is a chance for anyone who plays, whether it is Alexis, Romelu or Angel [Gomes],” the Norwegian coach added.”Anthony and Jesse have done really well for us, they’re vital, but then again with Rom and Alexis, they’ve got different skill sets and will be able to show what they can do.”We still have forward options but Angel and Chongy have been training with us all week, even the weeks leading up to this, so there is a big chance they will be involved.”United are also locked in a battle for a top four Premier League finish with Arsenal and Chelsea, and face title contenders Liverpool at Old Trafford on February 24.advertisementAlso Watch:last_img read more

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Dream11 Prediction: England vs Australia 1st Test Ashes Series 2019 Playing 11

first_imgJoe Root-led England will hope to round off a memorable season by completing a World Cup and Ashes double when they on Australia in the first Test at Edgbaston starting from Thursday.This series will be the first Test matches of the inaugural 2019-21 ICC World Test Championship. The 1st Test kicks off at Edgbaston on August 1, lasting until August 5.Australia are the holders of The Ashes after they won the last series at home 4-0 against England. England are riding high on confidence before heading into the Ashes this year after just having being crowned world champions.Australia have not won an Ashes in England for 18 years, with their batsmen struggling against the heavily stitched Dukes ball on pitches that offer seam movement.BatsmenWith Jason Roy making his Ashes debut on Thursday and David Warner returning to Test cricket after a year-long ban, they would walk in any team as dream openers. At No. 3, you have got England Test skipper Joe Root, who averages 40.47 in 40 Test innings with two centuries in the top three. Steve Smith should be your automatic choice for No.4 considering his explicit Test average and batting exploits. Usman Khawaja can fill up at No.5 as he is known for steadying the innings with his cool batting approach.WicketkeeperThere is no doubt that Australian wicketkeeper and Captain Tim Paine is a talented batsman and excellent behind the stumps but he is no Jos Buttler. The England wicket-keeper is one of the best batsman in his team and terrific with his glovework as well.advertisementAll-roundersBen Stokes has been the most influential player in England setup and his return as the vice-captain of the team would surely improve his performance with the bat and bowl. Moeen Ali’s inclusion will give you spin bowling option in a pace heavy bowling attack.BowlersEngland’s leading fast bowling duo James Anderson and Stuart Broad will make it 10 out of 10 teams in any leading Test team. Mitchell Starc is another deadly bowler who can swing the bowl both the sides and pick up wickets with his toe crushing yorkers.England vs Australia Dream 11 team: David Warner, Jason Roy, Joe Root, Steve Smith(vice-captain), Usman Khawaja, Jos Buttler (wk), Ben Stokes (Captain), Moeen Ali, Mitchell Starc, James Anderson, Stuart Broad.England: Rory Burns, Jason Roy, Joe Root©, Joe Denly, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow(w), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Sam Curran, Olly Stone, Jofra Archer.Australia: David Warner, Cameron Bancroft, Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Matthew Wade, Marnus Labuschagne, Tim Paine(w/c), James Pattinson, Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc, Peter Siddle, Josh Hazlewood, Marcus Harris, Mitchell Marsh, Michael Neser.Also See:last_img read more

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