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Manchester United's Anthony Martial 'missed his chance go to World Cup' - William Gallas

France coach Didier Deschamps explains why Anthony Martial and Alexandre Lacazette didn't make his World Cup squad.

Anthony Martial only has himself to blame for missing out on a place in France's World Cup squad, according to William Gallas.

The Manchester United forward has been left out of Didier Deschamps' 23-man squad for the tournament this summer but former Chelsea and Arsenal defender Gallas insists the 22-year-old does not deserve to go to Russia.

"I don't feel sorry for him because he had the opportunity," he told Goal.

"He was in the squad many times before. I think he missed his chance go to the World Cup."

Martial has been capped 18 times by France since making his debut in 2015 and was part of the squad which reached the European Championship final on home soil in 2016.

He has endured a frustrating season after falling behind Alexis Sanchez in the pecking order at Old Trafford and started just four Premier League games between February and May.

Deschamps picked Antoine Griezmann, Ousmane Dembele, Nabil Fekir and Kylian Mbappe ahead of Martial in his World Cup squad and Gallas believes it is the right decision.

"He didn't perform at his best for the whole season," he added. "To go to the World Cup, you have to perform all season.

"You can't be up and down, that's what has made the difference. He is still young and maybe he will learn. He has great quality and it is a shame for him."

Rob is ESPN FC's Manchester United correspondent. Follow him on Twitter @RobDawsonESPN.

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