Manchester United Open Investigation Into Injury Crisis As Martinez, Lindelof Suffer Fresh Setbacks

Manchester United Open Investigation Into Injury Crisis As Martinez, Lindelof Suffer Fresh Setbacks

Elijah Odetokun
April 3, 2024 at 1:51 PM
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  • Manchester United have opened an investigation into their injury crisis
  • Defenders Lisandro Martinez and Victor Lindelof are out for a month
  • The Red Devils travel to Stamford Bridge to play Chelsea tomorrow

Manchester United have opened an investigation into the injury crisis at the club after defenders Lisandro Martinez and Victor Lindelof were ruled out for a month.

Lindelof was taken off in the 69th minute against Brentford, while the Argentine played 45 minutes in his first game back from injury after replacing Raphael Varane at half-time.

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Victor Lindelof and Lisandro Martinez have joined Manchester United's injury list. Photo by Matthew Peters.
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The two defenders joined the injury list ahead of the return trip to the capital to face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Thursday after the draw against Brentford.

Man Utd open investigation into injury crisis

Per Mirror UK, the club have opened an investigation into the injury crisis within the team, most of which have been muscular problems.

In his press conference, Erik ten Hag admitted the setback crisis and confirmed the club are looking into it internally.

“We have an idea, but we will work on it. Internally, we will deal with it. You can't prevent injuries, and it's not only us who've had this,” he said.
“You can't prevent injuries, and it's not only us who've had this. The standards in the Premier League, from an intensity perspective, are so high, and the overload of the schedule and international football are so huge.

Per Transfermarkt, the Red Devils have had 55 cases of injuries to different players this season, including Dutch full-back Tyrell Malacia, who has yet to play this season and is unlikely to feature.

Their opponent tomorrow, Chelsea, have eight players ruled out of the game, while Malo Gusto and Trevoh Chalobah will face late fitness tests. Eight points separate both sides on the Premier League table.

Ten Hag unfazed by sack rumours

Sports Brief reported on Ten Hag's stance on his future after reports that England national team manager Gareth Southgate has been lined up as his replacement.

Further speculations built up after Southgate was seen at the birthday party of Dave Brailsford, United's new chief of football, appointed after Sir Jim Ratcliffe began football operations.

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