Lisandro Martinez receives Argentina call-up for March international friendlies

Lisandro Martinez receives Argentina call-up for March international friendlies

The Argentine defender has been sidelined for the majority of the campaign with a knee injury that kept him out for several months this season.

Martinez made his imminent return back in January and managed to play only three games before suffering a knee injury against West Ham United on February 4.

The 26-year-old defender delved into a challenge against Vladimir Coufal and won but Coufal’s entire body weight came crashing against his knee.

United officially confirmed that Lisandro Martinez will be out for eight weeks due to a medial collateral ligament injury in his knee.

Man United‘s defensive record has taken a major setback since the absence of the World Cup-winning defender but he’s on course to make his comeback in the first week of April.

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Manager Erik Ten Hag was frustrated after knowing the extent of the defender’s injury.

Erik ten Hag said: “It doesn’t look good. There is a bad concern. We have to wait for a few days for the diagnosis.

“He is very sad, very disappointed. We all feel really with him. First of all, it is a personal disaster when it is really bad, but also for the team it is really bad because he definitely brings us a lot.”

But now Argentina has called up the defender to possibly take part in the upcoming international friendlies against El Salvador and Costa Rica despite the player still recovering from a knee injury.

According to reports, United have given the green light to allow Lisandro Martinez to participate in the friendlies in the United States.

The defender could be in a good position to make a comeback in United’s first match after the international break against Brentford on March 30.

Meanwhile, Mason Mount has returned to training on Tuesday after being out for four months with a calf injury.

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