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Manchester United centre-back Lisandro Martinez could return to first-team action against Brentford

Manchester United centre-back Lisandro Martinez could return to first-team action for the Premier League match against Brentford on March 30, according to The Athletic.

The Argentina international sustained an injury to the medial collateral ligament in his knee against West Ham United on February 4 and was expected to be out of action for at least eight weeks.

However, the Red Devils have received a huge boost. Martinez will not feature against Liverpool in the FA Cup on Sunday, but he could be back against the Bees after the international break.

The 26-year-old has been recovering well and will finalise his recovery with the Argentina national team.

Martinez has been called up for the games against El Salvador and Costa Rica, but he will not feature and will only finish his recovery with the 2022 World Cup winners.

Man United are hoping to secure Champions League qualification for next season following an underwhelming start to 2023-24, and having Martinez back will be huge.

The former Ajax star has played just ten games across all competitions for the Red Devils this term having only returned to action in January after a three-month injury lay-off.

He underwent surgery to repair a broken metatarsal in his foot for the second time last October after the initial surgery last April ended his debut campaign. Man United will hope he can finally put his fitness woes behind him.

There are ten Premier League games remaining this season. The Red Devils are desperate to pick up as many points as possible to boost their hopes of Champions League qualification.

Erik ten Hag is under huge pressure, but securing a berth in the elite European competition for 2024-25 could keep him at Man United beyond this summer.

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