Man Utd defender Martinez set for long spell on sidelines


Lisandro Martinez has been ruled out for at least eight weeks with a knee injury.

The 26-year-old defender sustained the injury during Manchester United’s 3-0 win over West Ham on Sunday February 4, after which Erik ten Hag admitted the issue could be “very bad” and was a “personal disaster”.

Martinez suffered the injury when tangling with Vladimir Coufal as he attempted to shield the ball out for a goal-kick in the second half at Old Trafford and was replaced shortly afterwards.

A Man Utd statement said: “Lisandro Martinez has sustained an injury to the medial collateral ligament in his knee and is expected to be out of action for at least eight weeks.

“We all wish Licha a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing him back on the pitch later in the season.”

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Erik ten Hag was thrilled with Man Utd’s performance against West Ham but admitted concern around Lisandro Martinez’s knee injury

The Argentina defender spent nearly three months on the sidelines before returning for the 2-2 draw with Tottenham on January 14.

After he was brought back into the side, United won three and drew one of their four games.

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Man Utd’s next five games

  • Aston Villa (A) – Premier League, Sunday February 11, live on Sky Sports
  • Luton (A) – Premier League, Sunday February 11, live on Sky Sports
  • Fulham (H) – Premier League, Saturday February 24
  • Bristol City/Nottingham Forest (A) – FA Cup, Wednesday February 28
  • Manchester City (A) – Premier League, Sunday March 3, live on Sky Sports

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