- Anthony Martial seems to have played his last game this season
- The forward suffered a knee set back while on international duty with France last month
- This will come as a huge shock for Red Devils boss Solskjaer who is keen to end the season with a silverware
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has painted a grim picture of Anthony Martial's fitness after the Man United star picked a knee injury during international duty.
Martial was forced off with a knee problem during France's 2-0 win over Kazakhstan last weekend, ruling him out of United's Premier League meeting with Brighton on Sunday, April 4.
Metro UK reports the striker was able to play during the fixture briefly before he was eventually substituted.
He went on to miss France's midweek clash with Bosnia-Herzegovina and ultimately the Brighton tie.
At the time, France head coach Didier Deschamps downplayed the severity of the knee injury, insisting it was not serious.
However, Solskjaer has come out to reveal Martial may not return before the end of the ongoing season. Solskjaer told MUTV.
"Unfortunately, he sprained his knee with France. It’s always when they go away on internationals… you can keep your fingers crossed and hope they come back fit.
"Losing Anthony for what might be the rest of the season is very disappointing, especially when reports from there [France] was that it wasn’t anything serious but it looks a bad one."
The Norwegian blamed the international break on the 25-year-old's injury, insisting his absence will have a significant impact on the team.
Be that as it may, United will be boosted by the availability of Edinson Cavani who appear to have shaken off his own injury concerns.
Cavani made a return to the squad during the Red Devils' meeting with the Seagulls at Old Trafford but played no role in the hosts' stunning comeback to win 2-1.
The Manchester side had earlier gone a goal down courtesy of Danny Welbeck's header, before Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood scored to complete United's thrilling fightback.
The win was enough to cement their place in second on the log, and now look to have all but secured a place in the top four.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Man United have all but confirmed a top-four finish this season, thanks to their 2-1 hard-fought win over Brighton on Sunday, April 4, at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils had to spring a comeback during the second half of the thrilling clash to sink a stubborn Brighton side who scored earlier in the first half.
Mason Greenwood should have handed the hosts the lead inside eight minutes of gameplay but saw his low shot smack off the post.