When Lisandro Martinez was replaced against Arsenal last weekend, Man United supporters worried that he would spend some time on the sidelines.
After leaving the field within the first minutes of Manchester United’s match against Arsenal, Lisandro Martinez is back in full training with Argentina.
Martinez began the game against the Gunners at the Emirates last Saturday, but with the score tied at 1, he was taken off in favor of Harry Maguire in the 67th minute due to what looked like foot pain.
Later, Victor Lindelof was also substituted, leaving Maguire and Jonny Evans to play center back for the remainder of the game.
Old Trafford is currently dealing with a growing injury crisis, so Martinez’s replacement raised concerns among United fans that he would miss time.
When asked for an update following the loss, Erik ten Hag responded: “Licha [Martinez] indicated he had a problem with his foot. I’m not certain, though, if it’s an injury. We need to wait, observe, and determine the diagnosis.
Since then, the player has joined Argentina for international duty and has participated in full team practices, demonstrating his injury-free status.
Raphael Varane and Martinez are the club’s first-choice center backs, but Varane has a history of injuries and sustained one against Nottingham Forest that will keep him out for “a few weeks.”
In February, Varane announced his retirement from international football. He is now receiving treatment at Carrington.
Martinez might suit up for Argentina in their matches against Bolivia and Ecuador after the break. On Saturday, September 16, United will host Brighton in an effort to recover from their loss to Arsenal.