Manchester United have been handed a major injury boost as Lisandro Martinez reportedly will not require surgery. The defender limped off of the pitch over the weekend in his side’s victory over West Ham, though the problem does not appear to be as bad as anticipated.
The Red Devils have been in impressive form of late, winning four of their last five matches in all competitions. Erik ten Hag’s side cruised to victory over West Ham on Sunday, securing a 3-0 win to move into sixth place in the table.
Rasmus Hojlund opened the scoring for United before Alejandro scored a second-half brace to put the game to bed. However, the gloss was taken off of the match after Martinez dropped to the floor in agony in the 71st minute. T
The centre-back limped down the tunnel and was replaced by Raphael Varane, sparking fears that the defender was set for another extended absence – having only made eight Premier League appearances so far this season.
However, the problem does not appear to be as bad as first anticipated. According to TyC Sports, Martinez sprained a collateral ligament against the Hammers and is expected to remain sidelined for between one-and-a-half and two months.
The Argentina international will therefore not need to undergo surgery on the problem, which means that he could return as late March.