"I don’t think it is the right moment if that would be the case," said Erik ten Hag on Anthony Martial. “I believe in him. Every time he is available, he really gave a good contribution to the team performance.
"The level of the team is upgraded the moment he is available. We are just working with him to get fit and to be available."
Asked if the Frenchman should be prepared to push his body a bit more, Ten Hag said: "Every person is different, so you have to treat everyone differently. This process you have to take really carefully. I do everything to get him available."
Martial has featured just four times since the turn of the year and has missed the last 12 matches in all competitions.
Ten Hag is again set to be without the striker for Sunday’s FA Cup quarter-final against Fulham but insists the Frenchman could still have an impact between now and the end of the season.
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