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Erik ten Hag offers Lisandro Martínez update as Manchester United player drops out of training



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Erik ten Hag has provided the latest on Lisandro Martínez while explaining that one of his Manchester United players has dropped out of training.

There was a damp stain on Manchester United‘s brilliant 3-0 win against West Ham on the weekend after Lisandro Martínez had to be taken off through a knee injury in the second half.

Goals from Rasmus Højlund and a double by Alejandro Garnacho sealed the thumping win, but It was confirmed after the game that the central defender will now be unavailable for Erik ten Hag‘s selection for the next eight weeks.

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Speaking on Thursday afternoon, Erik ten Hag has now provided the latest on Martínez, explaining that the defender is “very disappointed”.

“Yeah, it is a setback of course. Licha was just returning,” he told journalists in his pre-match press conference. “You see his contribution to the team when he is playing so he brings, apart from his technical skills, also a mentality in the team. It is a big setback for Licha.

“He is very disappointed, but he is a fighter and he will back, he will be back stronger. We think he will still be back by the end of the season. There are games to play so as a squad we have to replace him.

“We have very good players in that position who will play there and perform there and as a squad we have to deal with it.”

Ten Hag also provided an update on Aaron Wan-Bissaka, explaining that the players had to drop out of training on Thursday – but he does not yet know why.

“And [with regard to] the second part of your question, Aaron Wan-Bissaka today was training but then he dropped out, so I don’t know in this moment where he is and what is the diagnosis. Hopefully, he is not too bad.

“And Mason [Mount] and Ty [Malacia] are not ready to return to the squad.”