Anthony Martial winning fitness battle to make Man Utd trip to Liverpool

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Anthony Martial is winning the battle to be fit for Manchester United's trip to Liverpool on Sunday.

The 25-year-old appeared to hurt his hamstring as he attempted a shot at the end of United's win at Burnley on Tuesday night and was immediately replaced by Axel Tuanzebe.

Club sources say the injury is not as bad as first feared and Martial was moving freely after the game, but the Frenchman will be assessed on Thursday morning after the players were given Wednesday off, says the Daily Mail.

United's victory at Turf Moor took them three points clear of Liverpool at the top of the Premier League and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will want to use Martial's pace against the champions.

However, if United's 23-goal top-scorer last season loses his fitness battle, Edinson Cavani could lead the line again after starting at Burnley.