Manchester United manager, Erik ten Hag has ordered Anthony Martial to train on his own and improve his fitness before he will be considered for selection.

Mail Sport reports that Martial hasn’t trained with the rest of his squad since he suffered a sickness bug last month.

This means the Frenchman has not featured for United since the 3-0 home defeat to Bournemouth on December 9.

In recent weeks, Ten Hag has given little away when asked about Martial.

Ahead of last weekend’s 2-2 draw with Tottenham, Ten Hag claimed that he was not fit.

It is understood that the 28-year-old is not currently suffering from injury however, but that he has yet to regain sufficient fitness following last month’s illness.

Ten Hag’s decision for Martial to train alone is not a disciplinary matter, but a reflection of his belief in individual training for players lacking match fitness.

EPL: Ten Hag bans Man Utd striker from first-team training

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