Erik ten Hag claims that in order to determine the extent of Lisandro Martinez’s injury, Manchester United “must wait.”
The Argentine international took the field with Victor Lindelof in the United’s centre defence against Arsenal on Sunday, but he was forced off the pitch in the 67th minute with what seemed to be a foot injury. After Lindelof was substituted late, Jonny Evans and Harry Maguire partnered up to help the Gunners win 3-1 at the Emirates with goals from Declan Rice and Gabriel Jesus.
Victor felt unwell, therefore he had to leave the game, Ten Hag stated after the game, providing updates on Lindelof and Martinez. “I’m not sure if it’s a foot issue or an injury, but it was bothering him. The diagnosis must be made after waiting and observing more.”
Due to the absence of both left-backs Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia, United was already dealing with the ramifications of a lengthy injury list. As a result, Sergio Reguilon was brought in on loan from Tottenham, but on Sunday, Diogo Dalot filled in for the Spaniard.
Mason Mount, a summer signing, has been out since the 2-0 loss to Tottenham in the middle of August while promising prospects Amad Diallo and Kobbie Mainoo are also absent. Rasmus Hojlund, who replaced the ineffectual Anthony Martial, made his club debut, though, and had a few successful offensive plays.