Lisandro Martinez injury news: When will Martinez return for Manchester United?

Lisandro Martinez took little time to settle down at Old Trafford after joining Manchester United in the summer of 2022.

Lisandro Martinez in action for Manchester United. Credits: Twitter/@ManUtd
By Karthik Raman | Dec 29, 2023 | 3 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

It is no secret that Manchester United have suffered plenty of injury crisis this season. Key players missing out on action has undoubtedly had an impact on the way the team has performed on the pitch, with the Red Devils struggling to find proper rhythm or consistency. This has led to some wayward results, with United already exiting the Carabao Cup and Champions League. However, there could be one positive development with the injury situation of a key United player who has been on the sidelines for most of this campaign.

Lisandro Martinez took little time to settle down at Old Trafford after joining Manchester United in the summer of 2022. His incredible work rate, aggression and passion on the pitch quickly made him a fan favourite. Martinez’s signing was a key factor in United performing well above expectations in the Premier League and other competitions last campaign. However, the Argentina international has been out injured since the beginning of this season. With reports stating that the defender could return to action sometime next month, the player himself has provided an update on his situation.

Lisandro Martinez on his recovery

“Well, I am really good, I am really good, honestly. My rehab is going amazingly, in the way that I want, I am feeling strong, doing everything right with Ibra [Ibrahim Kerem] the physio, he has been amazing. And also the medical department, they take care of me from day one so it was really important. Yeah, all is perfect for me. Definitely, we need to be patient, we need to be patient. I know that I will be back soon, very soon. It takes time, we need to be patient,” Martinez told the club media in an interview.

The World Cup winning defender explained how difficult it has been during this period, however, he felt that it is part of football, something everyone has to accept. “It is tough, so tough, especially when you had two injuries, almost six or seven months, it is really, really tough. But I feel strong from my mind. I get really good values from my family, to never give up, so this has only made me even stronger. It is tough, so tough, but there are no excuses,” he elaborated.

He added: “It is part of football also and we need to accept it, be humble. It is a time to work even harder, in the gym, improving, doing analysis, doing tactics, in the things that we can improve on the pitch. As a person as well, I love to improve that part because, for everybody, if you improve then automatically you will see it on the pitch. I love this club and I love this place. I feel so grateful to be here every day and I love to spend time with physios, the kit men, with my team-mates, with everybody.”

Martinez spoke about the importance of spending time with others, especially his family during this period. “I also like to talk with everybody, to listen, to improve. Because I think you can bring a lot of things from everybody. It doesn’t mean that you have to be only a footballer. That is really good and also I spent time with my family in Argentina. It was really important for me to get that love from my family. I love my family as well, so it was really important for me,” he stated.

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