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Manchester United receive fresh Lisandro Martínez update after Argentina involvement



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Lisandro Martínez left England to join Argentina training this week as he steps closer to a return on the pitch for Manchester United following an injury setback.

Martínez, 26, suffered a knee injury against West Ham in February, shortly after he returned from an extended outlay due to an ankle problem.

Thankfully, the collision against The Hammers was not as bad as originally expected and the United centre-back is closing in to a return to full fitness.

Interestingly, however, the Argentine was included in Lionel Scanoli’s squad for the international break. It was confirmed that he was travelling to only train with the squad.

A report from MailOnline explained that United allowed the trip as it would give Martínez a boost in his recovery programme and in the knowledge they would have varied, high-level training sessions. 

However, that same report has clarified that Martínez has cut his stay with his country short, and returned to Manchester on Saturday after getting several training with Argentina under his belt.

It was said that the defender’s rehabilitation has gone according to plan, but he now feels he is best placed to return to Carrington as he prepares to make a first-team return against Brentford when United are back in Premier League action.

Martínez reportedly took part in the full group sessions whilst in Philadelphia and feels that it has benefited his rehabilitation.

The report concluded that Martínez will step up his training level at Carrington this week before teammates on international duty return to England.

United face Brentford on Saturday, 30 March, and Erik ten Hag could include Martínez in the travelling squad for the clash.