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Ten Hag: Martial cannot manage load - we need another striker

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag admits he needs to bring in attacking cover for Marcus Rashford with Anthony Martial struggling to manage the load.

Martial had an disrupted pre-season, and has been unable to complete 90 minutes this term as a result of an injury-interrupted campaign.

But the Frenchman has scored twice and featured in United's last seven matches. United have won six of those matches, in large part due to Rashford's blistering run of form which has seen the England international rack up five goals and three assists in his last five games.

United are in the market for a forward in January and are exploring the possibility of the loan signing of Burnley's Wout Weghorst, who is currently on loan at Besiktas.

Asked ahead of Tuesday's Carabao Cup visit of Charlton if the team is currently too reliant on Rashford, Ten Hag said: "There is a reason [Anthony Martial has been substituted in his last seven games]. It is because he cannot manage the load. This is why we are looking for another striker

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