Manchester United Injury Update: Casemiro, Lisandro Martinez, and Anthony Martial Facing Setbacks

Manchester United Injury Update: Casemiro, Lisandro Martinez, and Anthony Martial Facing Setbacks

Manchester United continues to grapple with injury concerns as key players face setbacks ahead of crucial fixtures following the international break. Here’s the latest on Casemiro, Lisandro Martinez, and Anthony Martial.

Manchester United Injury Update & Expected Return Date

Casemiro

  • Injury: Suffering from a muscular issue, Casemiro’s absence has left a void in Erik ten Hag’s squad.
  • Expected Return Date: Yet to be confirmed, his absence is keenly felt due to his pivotal role in the team’s organization and playmaking abilities.
  • What Ten Hag has said: “It does [affect us] because Casemiro is very experienced and a very important player for us in organisation, also on the ball, he brings composure to the team and he can bring great passes to bring our frontline into great positions, especially with the three with their immense speed. You miss, of course, a passer like Casemiro.”

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Lisandro Martinez

  • Injury: Martinez is sidelined with a knee injury, dealing a blow to United’s defensive capabilities.
  • Return Date: Anticipated to be back in action by April 2024, Martinez’s absence is lamented by ten Hag for his technical prowess and leadership on the field.
  • What Ten Hag has said: “It’s a setback, of course. You see his contribution to the team when he’s playing. Apart from his technical skills, he also brings mentality into the team, but it’s a big setback. He’s disappointed, but he’s a fighter, he will be back and he will be back stronger.”

Anthony Martial

  • Injury: Martial is nursing a groin injury, leaving United with limited options upfront.
  • Return Date: Expected to make a comeback by April 2024, Martial’s absence underscores the need for additional striking options in the squad, as highlighted by ten Hag.
  • What Ten Hag has said: “It’s not a secret that I wanted a striker extra. Because with the injury of Martial we don’t really have back-up there, but it was not possible because we have to match the Financial Fair Play rules. But, yeah, we have to be a little bit creative if it’s up to the No.9 position.”

Altay Bayindir:

  • Injury: Suffering from a muscular strain, the 25-year-old goalkeeper has been sidelined.
  • Expected Return Date: March 30th, just in time for the crucial match against Brentford.
  • What the club have said: “The 25-year-old, who made his Reds debut in the fourth round at Newport County, has a muscle strain which is expected to keep him out for around two weeks.”

Jonny Evans:

  • Injury: Evans sustained a knock during training, disrupting his availability for recent matches.
  • Expected Return Date: Like Bayindir, Evans is targeting a return for the Brentford fixture on March 30th, provided he regains fitness in time.
  • What Ten Hag has said: “Also Jonny, in the last minute of the training, he dropped out. Then we have to adjust to bring a player in who didn’t train, didn’t play for four or five weeks and he had only one or two training sessions with the team.”

As United navigates through a critical juncture in the season, the return of these key players will be eagerly awaited to bolster the team’s strength and competitiveness on the field.

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