Anthony Martial key to Manchester United’s top-four hopes, says Ten Hag

United looking into reasons for Martial’s frequent injuriesDonny van de Beek unlikely to go on loan in JanuaryErik ten Hag believes Anthony Martial is vital to Manchester United’s hopes of a top-four finish and winning trophies, and says the club are trying to understand why the centre-forward suffers continual injury problems.Martial made only a second start and sixth appearance in Thursday’s 4-2 Carabao Cup win over Aston Villa, scoring United’s opener for his fourth goal of the season. Ten Hag’s team have managed only 32 goals in 26 games and the manager was asked whether keeping Martial fit was key.

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