France vs Serbia: Schneiderlin starts, Martial on bench

by Sam Peoples

France XI: Lloris; Sagna, Varane, Mangala, Trémoulinas; Matuidi, Pogba, Schneiderlin; Griezmann, Giroud, Valbuena

Morgan Schneiderlin starts for France tonight in their international friendly against Serbia but there is no full debut for Anthony Martial.

Both players were left on the bench against Portugal last week, so it’s good to see Schneiderlin has worked himself into a starting XI position.

The midfielder has been very important for Manchester United this season and Louis van Gaal will be hoping he can come through unscathed, especially with Michael Carrick potentially sidelined with an injury.

As for Man United new-boy Martial, he hasn’t been given a starting role by Didier Deschamps and will have to wait to make his first start for France in what is his second call-up.

Martial come as a late substitute for France against Portugal and United fans are hoping to see him in action against Serbia as well.

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