A big injury blow to Manchester United as Lisandro Martinez is set to be sidelined for at least six weeks, reports TNT Sports Argentina. The central defender has reportedly suffered a a fracture in his right foot and could be needing an operation. With the injury Martinez is set to miss the second leg of the Europa League clash with Sevilla next week and he could be out for the rest of the season as United is trying to secure a top four spot in the Premier League.
United looked to cruise to an easy victory against Sevilla on Thursday after they took a 2-0 lead after an half hour of play at Old Trafford. Erik ten Hag’s side ended up drawing 2-2 after a second half collapse as United scored two own goals. The result wasn’t the only bad news for United as star defender Martinez had to be taken off the field with a foot injury. The first reports aren’t positive and Martinez could be oud for a long period.
This is yet another blow to United, who are still fighting for a top four finish in the Premier League. Martinez has now joined United’s ever-growing injury list, which already contains Raphael Varane, Alejandro Garnacho, Donny van de Beek and Luke Shaw. Earlier this week the club confirmed that Marcus Rashford also suffered an injury and the forward could be out for a ‘couple of games’.