From getting back into a position of strength with a recovering squad, Manchester United have been dealt yet another set back as Centre Back maestro, Lisandro Martinez has for a second time been sent to the sidelines.
The set back throws the Red Devils back to the position they found themselves in at the start of the season; missing a stable defensive line just after the return of the Argentine from the sideline.
Martinez’s unfortunate exit occurred during the second half of United’s commanding 3-0 victory over West Ham on Sunday.
Following the match, the Argentina defender underwent scans, revealing damage to the medial collateral ligament in his knee. Consequently, he is anticipated to be sidelined for a minimum of eight weeks.
The 26-year-old, who had only recently returned from a foot injury that kept him out for over four months, had been a pivotal figure in United’s recent matches, featuring in their last three outings.
An official statement from Manchester United expressed well wishes for Martinez’s swift recovery:
“Lisandro Martínez 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. The Argentine defender left the field in the 71st minute of our 3-0 win over West Ham United at Old Trafford on Sunday.
“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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