Lisandro Martinez was a potential injury concern for Manchester United, following his substitution in the defeat to Arsenal.
The weekend’s result still hurts. United were so unlucky to lose 3-1 at the Emirates, with two late goals from Declan Rice and Gabriel Jesus sealing the Red Devils’ second loss of the season.
Lionel Scaloni on Lisandro Martinez injury
Despite Martinez hobbling for the field, he still has gone out with Argentina for international duty.
It was a quick turnaround for Licha, who flew out with his side the very next day – despite worry he may not be fully fit. Now we have an update.
Argentine National Team coach, Lionel Scaloni, clarified what the situation is surrounding the injury of the defender.
“Lisandro had surgery some time ago for a foot problem. The other day (Arsenal match) he suffered discomfort and went out as a precaution, but he is fine. It remains up to us if we want to risk, but there are other teammates who can do well, “said Scaloni when asked on TyC Sports YouTube channel.
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In that line, the coach of the national team said: “In principle, for tomorrow’s game it is a bit rushed. We’ll see for the second one.”
Manchester United can’t afford any more injuries
Let’s hope Scaloni does abide by his word and proceed with caution with Licah – United seriously can’t afford any more injuries, particularly in the centre-half slot.
Raphael Varane is currently out, which means Martinez and Victor Lindelof are the partnership for the foreseeable.
If the Argentine was to sustain further injury, it would mean Harry Maguire or Jonny Evans would have to step in, which is a back two reminiscent of United’s past.
This definitely wouldn’t do us any favours going forward. So, be careful with him please Scaloni!