Lisandro Martinez has seen his debut Man United season cut short through injury.
After Lisandro Martinez was carried off the field by his Argentine teammates during a 2-2 draw with Sevilla, we all feared the worst.
‘The Butcher’ literally couldn’t walk. He left the stadium on crutches and there was talk that he could’ve torn his Achilles. Well, that isn’t the case as we covered yesterday. Instead, it’s a metatarsal problem.
Sadly, Martinez has been ruled out for the remainder of the season, dealing United a huge blow. The club confirmed the news late last night, though they do expect that he’ll make a recovery in time to be fit for the beginning of the 2023/24 campaign, so there’s a little silver lining there.
The former Ajax man has been an absolute revelation since making the move to the Theatre of Dreams, winning hearts of United fans all over the globe. He’s turned into one of the best centre-backs in the country and without him, our end-of-season run-in becomes a whole lot tougher.
At the time, we all knew it was a serious problem just by the sad look on his face. To have it confirmed is devastating. More than anything, I’m gutted for the player who was enjoying an outstanding debut season over in England.
What compounds the issue is that his partner, Raphael Varane, is now also out for a few weeks. The Frenchman has stayed relatively fit this term after fitness issues during his debut season – but now, United will have to compete in three tournaments without their first-choice defensive pairing.
Hopefully, both can stay strong mentally and come back fit and healthy.
Get well soon, lads.
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