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Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal says Anthony Martial and Wayne Rooney are among five players who will miss Saturday's trip to Watford. Martial, 19, was injured in France's friendly international against England on Tuesday, while Rooney is ill. Michael Carrick, injured in England's friendly against Spain, joins Marouane Fellaini and Antonio Valencia on the treatment table. Van Gaal said striker James Wilson is not fit to play 90 minutes.


Martial also played in France's international friendly against Germany at the Stade de France last Friday, a game which was targeted as part of the Paris attacks. Three people died outside the stadium, while 129 were killed in separate attacks across the city. But Van Gaal said France international Morgan Schneiderlin and German midfielder Bastain Schweinsteiger, who both played in the game, would be available for United's game on Saturday, which kicks off at 12:45 GMT. The United boss also said that Carrick's ankle ligament injury was not serious. "He shall be playing much quicker than everyone has written," the Dutchman added.

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