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Man Utd handed injury boost on key defender

Man Utd handed injury boost on key defender

Lisandro Martinez news

Martinez could return by April

Manchester United have been handed an injury boost on Lisandro Martinez following his setback against West Ham United.

The Argentine injured his knee during the 3-0 win over the Hammers and he was substituted midway through the second half.

Erik ten Hag said that the injury did not look good but reports now claim that Martinez does not require any kind of surgery.

Hence, he is anticipated to return by the beginning of April and won't be ruled out for the remainder of the current campaign.

The news is a boost for the Red Devils, who are determined to finish in the Champions League places come the end of May.

They are currently eight points behind the top four and face a must-win game against Aston Villa on the road this weekend.

A defeat would increase the deficit to the top four to 11 points, thereby reducing the club's chances of qualifying for the Champions League next term.