The defender for Manchester United, Lisandro Martinez, may need more surgery as a result of exacerbating a foot ailment he had in April of this year, as reported by Sky Sports.
The previous season, while playing Sevilla, the Argentina international broke his metatarsal. He consequently had a procedure and was ruled out for the last few weeks of the campaign.
Before the new season began, the World Cup winner made a welcome return, but United disclosed yesterday that he experienced a recurrence of the same ailment during the loss to Arsenal.
Martinez had two starts after the international break, against Bayern Munich and Brighton & Hove Albion, but he is now anticipated to remain out for a long time.
According to Sky Sport, a second surgery is not completely out of the question as the physicians choose the best course of action for his recuperation. December may be the end of the season for the centre back, who is valued at €50 million.
Raphael Varane and Victor Lindelof could play together in central defence today if Martinez isn’t available. Erik ten Hag’s backup choices are Harry Maguire and Jonny Evans.
Varane’s recovery from his own injury was somewhat recent. Considering his patchy fitness record over the course of his remarkable career, the manager might want to go cautiously with him.
It is Ten Hag’s hope that the team be free of any more injury issues. With Tyrell Malacia, Luke Shaw, and Sergio Reguilon out with injuries, he now lacks a senior left-back.
Against Crystal Palace today, Sofyan Amrabat will take the pitch as the starter. Against the same opponents on Tuesday night in the Carabao Cup third round, he made his entire United debut and looked fantastic.