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Manchester United fans spotted Anthony Martial's face when Paul Pogba was subbed

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While it may have been surprising to see Manchester United sign just one first-team player this summer, it was also surprising to see them keep hold of one player in particular - Anthony Martial.

Even before the summer, there were rumours linking the Frenchman with a move away from Old Trafford.

And when Martial left United’s US camp to return home for the birth of his child - and didn’t return - it seemed his relationship with Jose Mourinho had hit an all-time low.

Mourinho insisted that Martial should have been in America, while Martial tweeted that “family will always come first.”

But the transfer window slammed shut and Martial was still a United player.

However, he was an unused substitute during United’s 2-1 victory against Leicester on Friday night - and he didn’t seem too impressed.

Luke Shaw had just put United 2-0 ahead and had wrapped up the match when Paul Pogba - who had earlier scored a penalty - was substituted with six minutes remaining.

After being replaced by Marouane Fellaini, Pogba was giving everyone on the bench a cheeky handshake.

But everyone noticed Martial’s face.

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Fellaini was the third and final sub meaning Martial would have to remain on the bench.

And despite Pogba’s energy coming onto the bench, Martial’s face told a story.

And it was something that Man Utd journalist Kris Voakes and plenty of fans spotted immediately:

Incidentally, Mourinho insisted he actually wanted to bring Martial on but he needed to give Pogba a rest.

"A match where I needed six changes not three,” Mourinho said after the match.

“I want to play Martial but I can't, Paul Pogba can't play 90, Fred the same. I need more changes."

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Fred Rodrigues de Paula Santos
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Marouane Fellaini
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