The club confirms: Martinez misses the remainder of the season
Manchester United will have to do without centre-back Lisandro Martínez at the end of the season. The Argentinian picked up the injury against Sevilla on Thursday.
Martinez walked on the grass towards the end of Thursday’s game without anyone bumping into him. United had no further substitutions and had to finish the game with 10 men. It was a devastated Martinez who was carried off the pitch.
The Argentinian left Old Trafford on crutches, and afterwards manager Erik ten Hag made it clear it wasn’t looking good. On Friday night, United announced that Martinez would miss the rest of the season with a broken leg.
Martinez had to undergo surgery for the injury and will therefore not be seen for the rest of the season. Martinez has played 45 games for the Reds this season and scored one goal. He was also part of the Argentina team that won the World Cup before Christmas.
Raphaël Varane was substituted at half-time due to an injury that, according to Ten Hag, he had known about for several weeks. United announced on Friday that he would be out for several weeks.
“Everyone wishes Lisandro and Rapha a speedy recovery,” said a statement.
United played Nottingham Forest on Sunday and struggled on several fronts. They can win the FA Cup and Europa League this season. They have already secured the league cup title. (NTB)
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