- Lisandro Martinez may miss up to 9 matches for Manchester United.
- Martinez suffered a knee injury in the game against West Ham United on Sunday.
Lisandro Martinez may miss up to 9 matches for Manchester United.
After suffering a knee injury in the game against West Ham United last Sunday.
The Argentinian defender made his fourth start since returning from a long injury. However, he was substituted during the game. Which the team won 3-0 at home, after colliding with rival defender Vladimir Coufal in the 71st minute.
Martinez clutched his knee in pain after the incident. This has led to concerns that he may need to recover for a long time again.
The club issued a statement confirming that the 26-year-old defender will out for around eight weeks but will not require surgery. Which at least is good news. Because it means that he will not have a break this season. But he will miss many important games if he takes the full two months to recover.
He will miss eight Premier League games and at least one FA Cup match.
starting with the away match against Aston Villa on February 11. This is an important match for the chance to win a top four spot. He will also be unable to help the team in the away game against Luton Town on February 18.
The game against Fulham on February 24 is the first home game he will miss. Manchester United will face either Bristol City or Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup fifth round. on February 28, but they will have to travel in the middle of the week without the Argentine national team defender. Of course, if the “Red Devils” make it through to the quarterfinals. He may miss that game as well.
Martinez would have liked to be on the field when the team duels with reigning champions Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on March 3, but was unable to do so before Manchester United opened their home to welcome the visit. Everton, March 9
Their next home game is against Sheffield United in the 16th, before a trip to Brentford on March 30. If he has to spend the full two months recuperating, the last match he will miss is Visit Chelsea on April 3.
If Martinez returns to fitness again as scheduled. His first match will be meaningful and important because Manchester United hosts Liverpool at Old Trafford on April 6, which will be an opportunity to shatter ambition. The race for the Premier League championship is also final for Jurgen Klopp.
Summary of the schedule that Martinez will miss playing for Manchester United includes:
11 Feb.: Aston Villa (away)
18 Feb.: Luton Town (away)