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Man Utd manager Erik ten Hag shares his verdict on Lisandro Martinez’s injury

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag admitted that Lisandro Martinez could ‘sit some games out’ after getting injured in the 3-0 win over West Ham United on Sunday.

Man United secured another three points in the Premier League courtesy of goals from Alejandro Garnacho (2) and Rasmus Hojlund.

Their victory was scarred by an injury to Martinez, who was substituted soon after he tangled with Vladimir Coufal in an attempt to shield the ball.

Ten Hag provided a worrying update on the €50 million-rated star. 

He told Sky Sports and the BBC (via ManUtd.com): “I can’t tell the detail, but it seems bad.

“We have to wait for the details and making the right diagnosis in the coming days. We’ll see what is going on. 

“At this moment, we’re very sad about this but, hopefully, it’s not too bad. We can only pray.

“We have to find out in the next days what is the diagnosis. It’s very bad for him and very bad for the team. He’s just returning and is a very important part for us. 

“Last season, when he fell out, I felt our performances dropped a level. We have to avoid that because we have a good squad and centre-backs who can fill in. 

“But he definitely brings spirit to the team, apart from his footballing abilities.

“It’s disappointing for the team and especially for Licha. It’s so frustrating, he worked hard to return now for two games. 

“It looks like he has to sit some games out injured again but let’s stay positive at this moment. Hopefully, it’s not too bad but we have to wait.”

Martinez’s injury is awful news for Man United

The 26-year-old recently returned after a four-month absence due to a foot injury.

The Red Devils’s defence has looked much steadier since his return.

He started in United’s victories over Newport County and Wolverhampton Wanderers and was the best defender in both games. 

His progressive and incisive passes aided his side in attack. He also added plenty of controlled aggression at the back. 

The defender made a sublime goalline clearance against Wolves when Andre Onana committed an error.

He kept Jarrod Bowen in his pocket on Sunday but unfortunately had to hobble off injured. He attempted to play on but soon made way for Raphael Varane.

Man United fans will hope that Martinez’s injury is not as bad as it looked.

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