Manchester United striker Anthony Martial was seen leaving Wembley on crutches after the international friendly against England on Tuesday night.
The 19-year-old was substituted in the 67th minute and had his foot wrapped in bandages after the game with fears over the state of his foot.
According to Sky Sports, France coach Didier Deschamps revealed that the youngster was “in a lot of pain” but eased worries by insisting that it was merely a knock on the top of his foot.
With United travelling to Watford for the early kickoff on Saturday, Louis van Gaal faces an anxious wait to discover whether or not the Frenchman will have recovered in time to feature, as his absence will undoubtedly have a negative impact on his side’s chances of scoring goals.
The Red Devils have already struggled so far this season with only Crystal Palace and Liverpool scoring less goals than them after 12 games out of the top 10 teams in the Premier League, with Martial’s pace and movement proving pivotal in breaking down sides since his summer arrival.
United are also without James Wilson and Marouane Fellaini, as noted by Sky Sports, which further limits Van Gaal’s options should he be without Martial too.
If the French international is sidelined, the Dutch tactician may have to consider bringing Memphis Depay back into the line-up, with his compatriot being forced to sit on the bench following the good form shown by Jesse Lingard in recent weeks.
Regardless, the priority will be to ensure that Martial makes a full and swift recovery, as he looks to add to his tally of three goals in eight Premier League games so far this season.