Man Utd dealt huge blow ahead of Brighton as another injury emerges
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Manchester United’s injury woes continue to worsen after a new update has suggested that Erik ten Hag could be without another of his key players when the team host Brighton at Old Trafford this weekend.
According to The Telegraph, Lisandro Martínez remains a doubt after picking up a knock before the international break. The centre-back was substituted off in the second half against Arsenal but concerns looked to be dismissed when he travelled with Argentina for the latest camp.
However, he did not feature against either Ecuador or Bolivia and wasn’t named on the bench either, which could spell disaster for the Reds if they are without another senior player in their attempt to bounce back from their 3-1 defeat to the Gunners.
Martínez’s potential injury only adds to the growing list at United right now. Ten Hag is already without starting defenders Raphael Varane and Luke Shaw, with Tyrell Malacia also on the sidelines to add to the worry.
With Varane not expected to return this month and Martínez now also in doubt, Harry Maguire will be handed another shot at proving himself. The England international had not featured for United this season until he replaced Varane against Arsenal. He could be expected to start alongside Victor Lindelöf.
Mason Mount has also been out of action since the Spurs match but he has finally returned to training and could be set to make his comeback. It is unclear whether he will be ready for Brighton on Saturday, but reports claiming if he does miss out, he will almost certainly be in the squad to face Bayern Munich in the Champions League next Wednesday.
While the extent of Martínez’s injury hasn’t been clarified, it seems as though the problem is in his right foot. The 25-year-old suffered a similar injury towards the end of last season when he suffered a fractured metatarsal in the same foot and was forced to sit out the rest of the term.