ANTHONY MARTIAL was involved in a training ground bust-up with one of his Manchester United team-mates.
And the striker reacted furiously to a hefty challenge from teenager Dan Gore.
SunSport understands the Frenchman confronted the enthusiastic 18-year-old after being whacked by a firm tackle.
Martial, 26, lashed out and caught the teenager during his furious response, although Gore stood his ground.
The pair were quickly pulled apart by manager Erik Ten Hag, who told the exuberant teen that slide-tackling first-team stars is off-limits.
The feud, however, didn’t last long as Martial apologised to Gore, who accepted his team-mates apology.
The training session continued and there were no further flare-ups.
A United source told SunSport that the incident was a minor one and the result of an eager teen trying to make an impression on the manager and his peers.
Martial’s pain of not being selected for Qatar 2022 was compounded this weekend when Karim Benzema was forced to withdraw from the France squad due to injury.
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The snub highlights the France boss’ thoughts on Martial, who has struggled for form over the last few seasons.
Martial has, however, enjoyed a good first half of the season – scoring four goals and providing two assists in seven appearances in all competitions.
He’ll be hoping to add to that tally after a four-and-a-half-week break from action due to the World Cup.
The former Monaco man and his United team-mates will be back in action in competitive action on December 21 in their Carabao Cup fourth-round clash with Burnley.