Van Gaal provides Martial, Rashford, Blind updates

Date published: Tuesday 10th May 2016 8:28

Louis van Gaal has provided fitness updates on Manchester United trio Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Daley Blind.

Both Blind and Rashford were left behind for the trip to Norwich on Saturday as Van Gaal looked to rest his most weary troops, and he also lost Anthony Martial in the warm-up at Carrow Road before Matteo Darmian was stretchered off early on with an ankle injury.

“That always depends on the data of my fatigue specialist,” he replied when asked if Blind and Rashford would return at West Ham on Tuesday.” #FarewellBoleyn

“I have to decide then on the data of my fatigue specialist who I am taking with me. It is always like that. It can happen that I leave players at home as they are too tired.

“At Norwich the difference between last week and today, it was six degrees or something and now it is 25 degrees. There is a big difference and you have seen it on the faces of the players, not only Man United but also those of Norwich.”

It also remains to be seen if Martial will be fit to return, after Van Gaal confirmed it was more a precaution to not play him at Norwich.

“I cannot say that (he will come back) as we have to wait,” he added.

“We have to wait if his muscle is still tight as I don’t take any risks as he is a very important player. We don’t want a rupture. That is very important for us.”

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