Manchester United have confirmed that Lisandro Martinez will miss the rest of the season after suffering a foot injury against Sevilla in the UEFA Europa League.
The 25-year-old Argentinian centre-back sustained the injury in the 86th minute in Man Utd’s 2-2 draw on Thursday night.
“Lisandro Martinez has been ruled out for the remainder of the season after fracturing a metatarsal bone in his foot,” a club statement read.
“However, the Argentinian defender is expected to make a full recovery in time to be ready for the start of next season.”
Raphael Varane also picked an injury in the contest, and though he will not miss the rest of the season, he is “expected to be out for a few weeks”, the club said.
United are also without Marcus Rashford, though his injury is not as severe and he could return to face Sevilla in the second leg on Thursday.
Man Utd also face Brighton & Hove Albion in the FA Cup next weekend as they look to add to their Carabao Cup success this season.
In the Premier League, they are in a good position to qualify for next season’s UEFA Champions League, sitting in fourth on 56 points, three more than fifth-placed Tottenham Hotspur who have played a match more.
Positive update on duo
There was some better news from Erik ten Hag’s press conference today as he said Luke Shaw and Scott McTominay could return to the squad for Sunday’s trip to Nottingham Forest.
“Are any players available that were missing? For Sunday, yeah, [they] could be. But we have to see,” explained Ten Hag when asked if Shaw could be back.
“We have now two sessions to go of training, so I don’t know by now. But it can be that Scott and Luke return in the squad, but [we are] not sure.”
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