Anthony Martial arrives at France’s Clairefontaine base after recall

Anthony Martial arrives at France’s Clairefontaine base after recall while injured Paul Pogba also checks in despite missing Manchester derby

  • Anthony Martial will be hoping to play his first game for France since March
  • Martial was left out of France’s World Cup squad but is now back in plans
  • Paul Pogba arrived at France’s base despite missing derby due to small injury 

Manchester United forward Anthony Martial has returned to Clairefontaine after receiving a recall to France’s international squad.

Martial, who has been in fine form for United in recent weeks with seven goals in his last seven games, looked happy to be back having not played for his country since March. 

The 22-year-old failed to make Didier Deschamps’ World Cup squad but is now back in his manager’s plans after shining for United since winning back the trust of Jose Mourinho. 

Anthony Martial checks back into France's Clairefontaine base after being recalled to squad

Anthony Martial checks back into France’s Clairefontaine base after being recalled to squad

Martial, pictured wearing a 'who shot ya' tracksuit, will be full of confidence after latest goal

Martial, pictured wearing a ‘who shot ya’ tracksuit, will be full of confidence after latest goal

Martial would have encountered Benjamin Mendy for the second time in the space of 24 hours

Martial would have encountered Benjamin Mendy for the second time in the space of 24 hours

United's Paul Pogba arrives at France's training base despite struggling with a small injury

United’s Paul Pogba arrives at France’s training base despite struggling with a small injury

Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe looked happy to be back with his compatriots

Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe looked happy to be back with his compatriots

FRANCE’S FIXTURES 

November 16: Holland vs France (Nations League), De Kuip, Rotterdam

November 20: France vs Uruguay (Friendly), Stade de France, Saint-Denis 

Deschamps said of the forward: ‘He has incredible potential, but does not always show it regularly.

‘What he is doing in Manchester now is closer to what he is able to do.

‘He is still a young player, but one who, I hope, is seeing the importance he has taken in Manchester in recent weeks.’

Martial will have encountered Benjamin Mendy for the second time in less than 24 hours after finishing on the losing side against the left back’s side on Sunday. 

The former Monaco forward continued his fine run in front of goal by netting a second-half penalty but Mendy had the last laugh as his City side ran out 3-1 winners at the Etihad. 

FRANCE’S SQUAD 

Alphonse Areola (Paris St-Germain), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham), Steve Mandanda (Marseille), Lucas Digne (Everton), Presnel Kimpembe (Paris St-Germain), Benjamin Mendy (Manchester City), Benjamin Pavard (Stuttgart), Adil Rami (Marseille), Mamadou Sakho (Crystal Palace), Djibril Sidibe (Monaco), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid), N’Golo Kante (Chelsea), Blaise Matuidi (Juventus), Tanguy Ndombele (Lyon), Steven Nzonzi (Roma), Paul Pogba (Manchester United), Ousmane Dembele (Barcelona), Nabil Fekir (Lyon), Olivier Giroud (Chelsea), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Anthony Martial (Manchester United), Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain), Florian Thauvin (Marseille

Deschamps is expected to be without the injured Paul Pogba for this month’s international break but the Manchester United man still met up with his team-mates.

Pogba missed United’s defeat against City due to a small injury he picked up against Juventus in midweek so is unlikely to be risked by Deschamps.  

Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe and Olivier Giroud were among the other players to arrive at France’s Clairefontaine base ahead of their games against Holland and Uruguay. 

France are top of their Nations League group with seven points from three games. 

If they avoid defeat against Holland in Rotterdam then they will finish as Group A winners in League 1. 

The world champions then face a friendly match against Uruguay at Stade de France.  

World champions France are top of League A's Group 1 with seven points from three games

World champions France are top of League A’s Group 1 with seven points from three games

Antoine Griezmann arrived in France from Spain after his latest exploits with Atletico Madrid

Antoine Griezmann arrived in France from Spain after his latest exploits with Atletico Madrid

Olivier Giroud remains in France's set-up despite finding games hard to come by at Chelsea

Olivier Giroud remains in France’s set-up despite finding games hard to come by at Chelsea


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