Manchester United’s Injury Woes
In a significant blow to Manchester United, both Casemiro and Lisandro Martinez are expected to remain sidelined until Christmas, leaving the club with a growing injury crisis.
Casemiro’s Hamstring Injury
Casemiro, a key player for the team, sustained a hamstring injury during a recent match against Newcastle.
Initially, it was hoped that he would recover in a few weeks, but his rehabilitation is taking longer than anticipated.
Lisandro Martinez’s Ongoing Foot Problem
Lisandro Martinez has been struggling with a persistent foot issue, which was aggravated during a game against Arsenal in September.
This ongoing problem has kept him out of action.
Erik ten Hag’s Concerns
United manager Erik ten Hag expressed his concerns about these injuries, acknowledging the severity of the situations. He stated, “Casemiro and Martinez are really strong injuries, I don’t expect them back before Christmas.”
Growing List of Absentees
The absence of Casemiro and Martinez adds to Manchester United’s injury troubles, with Tyrell Malacia, Luke Shaw, and Amad Diallo already on the sidelines. Furthermore, Jadon Sancho remains unavailable due to a public dispute with Erik ten Hag.
In response to the injury crisis, there are reports suggesting that Manchester United may explore a transfer move for Guido Rodriguez of Real Betis, potentially seeking a long-term midfield option to bolster their squad.