Ten Hag: Martinez injury may be very bad – it's a personal disaster

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Erik ten Hag says Lisandro Martinez potentially suffered a “very bad” injury in Manchester United’s 3-0 win over West Ham on Sunday.

Ten Hag added the injury to Martinez – who only returned from a long-term foot injury last month – is a “personal disaster” for the defender.

Martinez suffered the issue 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.

Asked how serious the Argentina international’s issue is, Ten Hag said: “I can’t say but it doesn’t look good. There is a bad concern.

“We have to wait for a few days for the diagnosis. We do everything to get the right diagnosis and see what is the damage.

“He is very sad, very disappointed. We all feel really with him. First of all, it is a personal disaster when it is really bad, but also for the team it is really bad because he definitely brings us a lot.”

Speaking to Sky Sports, the United boss added: “It is very bad – very bad for him, very bad for the team. He is a very important player for us.

“We have centre-backs who can fill in but he brings spirit to the team, apart from his football abilities.”

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