Manchester United confirm defender set to be out injured for extended period

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Manchester United have announced that defender Lisandro Martinez will be ‘out of action for an extended period’ as he recovers from his foot injury.

The 25-year-old has been absent from recent games against Burnley and Crystal Palace on Tuesday, and it was hoped he would be back soon.

However, it’s obvious the player has suffered a setback in his recovery, and the club have now confirmed the worst in a statement issued on Friday:

“Lisandro Martinez will be out of action for an extended period due to an aggravation of the foot injury he suffered in April.

“The Argentinian defender experienced the setback in our Premier League game against Arsenal earlier this month.

“Martinez bravely continued playing for the following two games against Brighton & Hove Albion and Bayern Munich.

“But it has now been determined that he needs a period on the sidelines for recovery and rehabilitation. Assessment is ongoing to decide next steps.”