Manchester United centre-back Lisandro Martinez is fit to feature for Argentina against Bolivia in the World Cup qualifier match
Manchester United fans have been handed some encouraging news as centre-back Lisandro Martinez has provided a positive injury update on his official Instagram handle.
The former Ajax defender is currently training with Argentina amid rising concerns regarding his fitness.
The Argentine National Team had their final training session on Sunday before heading to La Paz to take on Bolivia on Wednesday.
Under the guidance of Lionel Scaloni, the team conducted their last practice before the upcoming match in the qualifiers.
Surprisingly, defenders Cristian Romero and Martinez, who were previously dealing with muscle issues, were back in regular training.
The player, through his Instagram handle, clarified that he is ready to face the new challenges as he slowly gets back to his best shape. He said:
“Ready for what’s coming soon”
Martinez, who has experienced a challenging beginning to the season, was substituted during Man United’s shocking loss to Arsenal on Sunday. It was revealed afterwards that his premature exit from the game was due to discomfort in his foot.
However, the latest update provided by the player knocks down concerns about his availability. Erik ten Hag would need to be careful not to rush the former Ajax centre-back’s recovery once he returns to the club.
The Red Devils are already grappling with a series of injury issues before their next domestic match against Brighton and Hove Albion in just over a week.
Key players like Raphael Varane, Luke Shaw, Tyrell Malacia, and England midfielder Mason Mount are all expected to be unavailable for several weeks.
During the weekend Premier League match against the Gunners, Harry Maguire and Jonny Evans formed the central defensive pairing for United, but they conceded two late goals that resulted in the team losing a point.
With Varane sidelined for a month due to injury, the Dutch coach must now make a decision regarding who will partner Martinez in defence.
The South American star’s return is a huge boost, as the club has been criticised for not having strong backup options at their disposal. However, the defender’s return will help put more stability and calmness at the back.
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The fans would hope that Martinez returns to United in good shape and will be available to face the Seagulls at Old Trafford on Saturday.