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Man Utd defender Martinez to miss the rest of the season

14 Apr 2023
Martinez, Man Utd

Argentinian suffers broken metatarsal, while Raphael Varane will also miss ‘a few weeks’

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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.

Man Utd's upcoming fixtures
Date Competition Fixture
Sun 16 Apr PL Nott'm Forest (A)
Thu 20 Apr UEL Sevilla (A)
Sun 23 Apr FAC Brighton (N)
Thu 27 Apr PL Spurs (A)
Sun 30 Apr PL Aston Villa (H)
Thu 4 May PL Brighton (A)
Sun 7 May PL West Ham (A)

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.

The top four race

Position Pos Club Played Pl GD Points Pts
3 Manchester United MUN 38 +15 75
4 Newcastle United NEW 38 +35 71
5 Liverpool LIV 38 +28 67
6 Brighton & Hove Albion BHA 38 +19 62
7 Aston Villa AVL 38 +5 61
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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.

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"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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