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Manchester United duo Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba pull out of France squad with injury

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France's forward Anthony Martial arrives in Clairefontaine en Yvelines on November 12, 2018, as part of the team's preparation for the Nations League football match against Netherlands and a friendly football against Uruguay. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images
Anthony Martial has pulled out of Frances latest squad (AFP/Getty Images)

Manchester United duo Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial have pulled out of Frances latest squad due to injury.

Both players arrived at Frances Clairefontaine training base on Monday morning.

But after being assessed by Frances team doctor Franck Le Gall, Pogba and Martial have both been released and will play no part in Frances upcoming fixtures.

The world champions will face Netherlands in their Nations League group game on Friday evening before playing Uruguay in a friendly next Tuesday.

Pogba missed Manchester Uniteds 3-1 defeat to Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday due to a thigh strain.

Paul Pogba of France arrives for the training session of the France soccer team at Centre National du Football on November 12, 2018 in Clairefontaine, France. (Photo by Anthony Dibon/Icon Sport via Getty Images)
Paul Pogba arrived at Frances training base on Monday morning (Getty Images)
Anthony Martial of France arrives for the training session of the France soccer team at Centre National du Football on November 12, 2018 in Clairefontaine, France. (Photo by Anthony Dibon/Icon Sport via Getty Images)
Martial did not pass a medical assessment with Frances team doctor (Getty Images)

Martial, meanwhile, played the full 90 minutes and scored Uniteds penalty after Romelu Lukaku was brought down by Ederson.

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Pogba and Martial have been replaced by Tottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko and Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette.

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When asked about Pogbas injury, Jose Mourinho said before Uniteds loss to City: Paul is injured. He was injured during the game in Turin. He resisted.

He felt that he could resist. He felt that was such a crucial match for the team.

He made that sacrifice for us, and then it was impossible for him to recover for this match.

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