Manchester United forward Anthony Martial has been pictured in training with the rest of his teammates for this first time, handing manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a major fitness boost ahead of the Europa League final.
The Frenchman was initially ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury he sustained in late March but he has recovered quicker than expected.
Martial is still unlikely to feature against Fulham tomorrow night, but there is now optimism that he could be available to face Villarreal next week. Fans on Twitter welcomed the news, although a few don’t believe he will make much of an impact, considering his form this season:
— Y (@martialllmufc) May 16, 2021
We’re back in business man
— Jeromè Elliot 🏴🇿🇦 (@JeromElliot1) May 16, 2021
well let’s have it. pic.twitter.com/nISV2QcJ3E
— 'Yar gatar Allah. (@MatarOga) May 16, 2021
Bout to score in the final
— posative fc (@unitedposative) May 16, 2021
I'm glad he's back
— USAID (@I_am_Usaid) May 16, 2021
Quite frankly he hasn’t been missed.
— Barry Shmeizer 🐝 (@DocUnited) May 16, 2021
hat trick incoming👀
— Ryann🔴 (@RyannnnnKee) May 16, 2021
if you want to win,Don't play him in final
— greeny (@greeny_blog) May 16, 2021
Good he's back
— ACT FAST👀💥👊 (@dannyakins55) May 16, 2021
Solskjaer will certainly be happy to have Martial back in the squad. Although the 25-year-old has had a poor season by his standards, having scored just four league goals, there is no doubt that he could make an important impact from the bench.