Erik ten Hag has admitted Lisandro Martínez performed when he “was not 100% match” earlier than the Manchester United defender suffered a recurrence of the foot harm which minimize quick final season.
Martinez missed the tip of final season after fracturing a bone in his proper foot in April. He returned to the squad in the summertime however was substituted through the 3-1 defeat to Arsenal on Sep. 3 after the annoying the issue.
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He did not play for Argentina through the worldwide break however began for United towards Brighton and Bayern Munich earlier than being dominated out for at the very least two months.
“We did a correct prognosis, in Argentina as properly, however now it got here out that there was an issue,” Ten Hag advised a information convention on Friday. “That is very unhappy, for him and the workforce, as a result of he was not 100% match.”
Martinez was within the workforce which conceded 14 targets in video games towards Tottenham, Nottingham Forest, Arsenal, Brighton and Bayern.
In his absence, United have stored back-to-back clear sheets towards Burnley and Crystal Palace and Ten Hag believes the harm has affected the Argentinian’s type.
“I believe it was an enormous distinction, the Licha Martinez within the final video games and the Licha Martinez now we have seen within the first season right here,” added the Dutchman.
“He’ll add to the workforce, a extremely robust contributor to our ranges and if already one participant drops a degree, the workforce efficiency will probably be decrease.”
As Martinez begins a interval on the sidelines, Brazilian winger Antony will resume coaching on Saturday after ending his depart of absence to take care of allegations of abusive behaviour.
Ten Hag has spoken to Antony repeatedly throughout his time in Brazil however says he’ll assess the winger’s psychological state earlier than deciding when to convey him again into the workforce.
“I’ve spoken to him, however that does not give the impression how he’s, how his psychological standing is,” stated Ten Hag.
“I can not inform at this second, first he needs to be again.”
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