Man United’s Martinez out for season, Varane for a few weeks
Manchester United’s Lisandro Martinez will miss the remainder of the season after fracturing his foot, the membership have confirmed.
Martinez was stretchered off throughout Thursday’s 2-2 draw with Sevilla within the first leg of their Europa League quarterfinal and medical assessments on Friday confirmed the defender has fractured a metatarsal bone and can play no additional half this season.
A club statement issued on Friday learn: “Lisandro Martinez has been ruled out for the remainder of the season after fracturing a metatarsal bone in his foot.
“However, the Argentinian defender is predicted to make a full restoration in time to be prepared for the beginning of subsequent season.”
United have also confirmed that Martinez’s centre-back partner, Raphael Varane, is also set for a spell on the sidelines after being forced off at half-time against Sevilla. The club say they expect the Frenchman to be out for “a few weeks.”
Sources have informed ESPN that Varane is more likely to be out till not less than May.
Erik ten Hag’s damage issues are mounting with Marcus Rashford, Luke Shaw and Scott McTominay additionally injured.
There is hope Shaw could possibly return for the journey to Nottingham Forest on Sunday after lacking the final two video games.
Shaw’s return could be a enhance for Ten Hag, who might use the 27-year-old as a centre-back within the absence of Martinez and Varane. United even have membership captain Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof obtainable, though Maguire is suspended for the FA Cup semifinal in opposition to Brighton at Wembley on April 23.