Anthony Martial pictured enjoying mid-season vacation in Dubai

Manchester United striker Anthony Martial has taken a chance to take a mid-season holiday in Dubai.

Martial was not named in the French squad for the international break as he had not played a single minute for United between the October and November international matches.

France did not seem to miss him as they ruthlessly beat Kazakhstan 8-0 in their World Cup qualifier last week.

Martial’s wife Melanie posted a picture with the United striker over the weekend.

A chance to refresh?

There is certainly a contrast in the approach between Martial and other strikers Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford.

Athletics. reported last week how they have both been to Carrington and trained extra and worked with academy players.

However, it is difficult to blame Martial given the mixed messages that United have sent out.

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær flew to Norway on holiday with questions about his own future on an ongoing basis.

United’s players were subsequently told they did not need to join last week, when Martial was given permission to go on holiday.

After being snatched from the bench for a sick Rashford against City, you can not blame him for wanting to clear his head.

(Photo by Ash Donelon / Manchester United via Getty Images)

Martial has not just relaxed on holiday. He was pictured training from Dubai during his break, seeking to stay in shape.

He is expected to return to Carrington next week as United begin preparations to face Watford.

Martial has a strong record against Watford in previous matches between the two teams, and recalling him could be a good way for the team to return with a fresh approach.

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