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“I feel excellent” – Manchester United star declares complete fitness after hellish injury season



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Lisandro Martinez’s second season at Manchester United was nothing short of hellish following a campaign ridden with injuries.

Although he lined up for Manchester United‘s first fixture of the season, a 1-0 win over Wolves at Old Trafford, Lisandro Martínez quickly had to undergo corrective surgery on his foot in September after it was found that an original surgery on his foot the season prior did not completely remove the issue in his metatarsal.

He returned to Erik ten Hag‘s squad in January, but at the beginning of February, he suffered another serious blow. In a tie against West Ham, he sprained the medial collateral ligament in his right knee.

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The 26-year-old defender then joined the Argentina national team on the March tour to be part of the group, but he did not play. And in the first days of April, he suffered a tear in his soleus muscle, located in the calf.

In total, he only played 14 fixtures across 2023/24. However, he was a star in the final game of the season, the FA Cup final victory over Manchester City. His performance, alongside Raphaël Varane, helped United earn a 2-1 win and the trophy.

“It was not a good season personally and as a team as well,” he recently admitted to Olé, expressing his disappointment surrounding the 2023/24 season at United.

“But you have to be prepared for when these things happen, these types of injuries. And you have to learn from them. I have to take it as an experience and be very strong physically and mentally.”

However, Martínez has now declared that he feels “excellent” following his horror season. “Today, I feel excellent. I have to focus on what is happening now, in the present,” he said.

Martínez is currently with the national side as they prepare to take on others during the 2024 Copa America. Should they win, they would become joint-holders of the Copa America and the World Cup.

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