Man Utd’s Lisandro Martinez struck by fresh injury as Erik ten Hag dealt huge double blow | Football | Sport


Manchester United will be without Lisandro Martinez for another month after the centre-back suffered an injury setback during training this week. Erik ten Hag has been dealt a double defensive blow as United’s season hangs by a thread, with Victor Lindelof also sidelined for a similar period.

Lindelof piled on Ten Hag’s injury frustrations during Saturday’s dismal 1-1 draw against Brentford after Harry Maguire replaced Raphael Varane at half-time at the Gtech Community Stadium.

Martinez took the Sweden international’s place in the 69th minute after he pulled up with a hamstring problem while the score was locked at 0-0.

It was Martinez’s first appearance since early February. He had been ruled out for another eight weeks with a new knee injury after missing three months earlier in the season.

United have confirmed that the 26-year-old will now be unavailable for another few games alongside Lindelof due to a calf strain suffered in training.

Ten Hag opted to introduce Martinez against Brentford despite the fact that teenager Willy Kambwala represented an option from his bench.

The World Cup winner’s latest setback won’t simmer criticism of the Dutchman’s fitness management this term, on top of scepticism over his style of play and authority over the fressing room.


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