Manchester United suffered a blow to their ambitions of beating Norwich City today when Anthony Martial suffered an injury in the warm-up.
The France international was replaced in the standing line-up by Ander Herrera, with Wayne Rooney moving up from midfield to take his place in the frontline.
United’s top goalscorer for this season so far in the Premier League, Martial’s absence will be a definite negative for Louis van Gaal.
The Dutchman will be all too aware that a failure to win at Carrow Road would effectively scupper his team’s chances of securing a top-four finish.
United currently sit fifth in the Premier League but are four points behind their rivals Man City with a game in hand. Norwich, meanwhile, are fighting for their survival in England's top-flight, making today's clash a juicy affair indeed.
As a result, it's perhaps even more unfortunate that United have lost Martial, especially due to the fact that Marcus Rashford wasn't included in the match-day squad. He's supposedly being rested for today's encounter, meaning that Rooney is the only natural forward available to Van Gaal.
At the time of writing the score remains 0-0. For how long that will be the case is to be seen.