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Man Utd confirm eight-week absence for key star

Man Utd confirm eight-week absence for key star

Lisandro Martinez news

Martinez out for eight weeks

Manchester United have confirmed that Lisandro Martinez will be on the sidelines for at least eight weeks after picking up a knee injury against West Ham.

The Argentine recently made his long-awaited comeback from a foot surgery and he lasted for only four games before picking up a knee damage.

The centre-back does not require a surgery for the setback, but it will take at least eight weeks for him to fully recover, as per United's website.

This is a huge blow for the Red Devils, who are eager to qualify for the Champions League. They face a big hurdle at the current point.

The club are already eight points behind the top four and they need to go on a long winning run in order to cut the deficit on Aston Villa.

United will be at Villa Park this weekend in what will be a make-or-break game in the top four race. Martinez's absence will be felt.