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Casemiro, Martínez, Malacia: Latest Man United injury news going into international break



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Manchester United have several players injured as they enter the final stages of the season, with key players such as Casemiro and Lisandro Martínez unavailable.

Erik ten Hag’s side left with an incredible victory against Liverpool in the FA Cup before the players jetted off around the world to represent their countries in this international break.

The United boss will hope that certain players can rest and recover while others can creep closer to a return from injury.

At the moment, United have seven players unavailable with injury. Here, UtdDistrict will provide the full overview of each absentee and how their recovery is going.

Lisandro Martínez

Lisandro Martínez suffered an injury setback shortly after he returned to action in February. A nasty collision with West Ham defender Vladimir Coufal on the touchline provided initial scares of an anterior cruciate ligament tear.

Thankfully, United were soon notified that Martínez instead damaged his medial collateral ligament – an injury that would sideline him for around eight weeks instead of eight months.

The defender is now in the final stages of his rehabilitation, with a return set for when United face Brentford at the end of the month.

He has travelled with the Argentina squad for the upcoming international fixtures to undergo the final stages of his recovery. He could then be in line for a return to the squad when he is back in England.


Casemiro suffered a muscle injury before the FA Cup victory against Liverpool and was consequently forced to withdraw from Brazil duty for the upcoming internationals.

According to a report from the Manchester Evening News, the issue is the recurrence of a hamstring injury that left the former Real Madrid star unavailable for much of this season’s Christmas period.

There has been no further indication of the seriousness of this injury. There is around two weeks until United’s next game.

Luke Shaw

Luke Shaw, similar to Martínez, suffered a setback shortly after returning from injury. He came off at half-time against Aston Villa in February with a muscle injury.

After the game, the club said: “Luke Shaw has sustained a muscle injury and will be out for an extended period. Further assessment is still needed to determine the severity, but we expect him to be absent for a few months.”

The defender is not expected to return until the final stages of the season.

Jonny Evans

Jonny Evans dropped out of the game against Liverpool with a knock in training the day before. He will not travel with Northern Ireland for international fixtures to ensure a full recovery.

He will be back available for United’s returning game against Brentford.

Tyrell Malacia

Tyrell Malacia has been unavailable for the entire season with a knee problem that has needed two surgeries. He has not been pictured at Carrington for several weeks but was reportedly at the club’s latest team bonding session in Manchester.

It has been reported that the left-back could miss the remainder of the campaign.

Last month, Ten Hag said: “He had setbacks during his rehab process. It takes too long, it’s bad for him. Bad for us.”

Anthony Martial

Anthony Martial underwent groin surgery earlier this year which originally cast him unavailable for around 10 weeks.

He is expected to return in April and could play a part at the end of the season before an expected summer departure.

Omari Forson

Omari Forson dropped out of the United squad to face Liverpool with an unspecified injury. “The rest is the same squad apart from Omari Forson. He dropped out, he has an injury.” said Ten Hag.

The teenager has made five appearances for the first-team this season. His return to action is unknown.

Altay Bayındır

Altay Bayındır suffered a muscular strain that kept him out of the United squad to face Liverpool. He has made just one appearance for the club since signing in the summer. He is expected to be back available for against Brentford.

The club said: “The 25-year-old, who made his Reds debut in the fourth round at Newport County, has a muscle strain which is expected to keep him out for around two weeks.”