Manchester United lose two more stars as injury woes continue

Lisandro Martinez and Victor Lindelof |

Manchester United lose two more stars as injury woes continue

Ayoola Kelechi 22:00 - 02.04.2024

The Red Devils will be without the two stars as they come to the business end of the season

Manchester United's injury concerns have deepened further with the news that two key players will be sidelined for at least a month due to muscle injuries.

Lindelof and Maertinez suffer injury blows

Centre-back Victor Lindelof, who also captains the Sweden national team, sustained a hamstring injury during the second half of Manchester United's recent draw against Brentford. The extent of the injury will see him sidelined for an extended period, dealing a significant blow to United's defensive line.

Lisandro Martinez, who stepped in to replace Lindelof during the Brentford match, suffered a setback of his own. Having just returned from a knee injury that sidelined him since early February, the Argentine international faced another setback in training. Martinez picked up a calf strain, ruling him out of contention for upcoming fixtures.

Impact on Manchester United’s season run-in

The absence of Lindelof and Martinez presents a considerable challenge for Manchester United, particularly in defense. With crucial fixtures on the horizon, including a clash against Chelsea away from home, manager Ralf Rangnick faces a selection headache as he navigates through the injury crisis.

Manchester United currently sit sixth in the Premier League table with 48 points, with nine league games remaining in the season. As they aim to secure a top-four finish and potentially push for higher placement, the absence of key players adds to the team's concerns.

Despite the setbacks, Manchester United will look to rally and overcome the challenges posed by injuries as they continue their campaign. The club's medical staff will work diligently to ensure the swift recovery of Lindelof and Martinez, while the remaining squad members will need to step up to fill the void left by their absence.

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