Manchester United center back Lisandro Martinez has broken his silence after he was ruled out of the season for a foot injury.
Martinez was carried off when Manchester United played a 2-2 draw against Sevilla in the Europa League quarterfinals and didn’t take part in the team’s charge for the treble.
After the match, Martinez was spotted leaving Old Trafford on crutches and a protective boot.
The defender took to his Twitter account to pay tribute to the fans and thank them for their support and messages.
He also vows to return stronger next season and helped his team win titles.
Martinez has been instrumental to Erik Ten Hag’s success at Manchester United, as they won the Carabo Cup and are competing for the FA Cup and the Europa League.
The club is also competing for a Champions League spot. The Argentine had played 47 times this season, and he is going to be a great miss in the defense.
Apart from Martinez, Raphael Varane is also out of the season due to the injury suffered against Sevilla. Manchester United will have the remaining season with Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof.
Who is Lisandro Martinez?
The defender was born on January 18, 1998, and he is currently 25 years old. He plays as a center back for Argentina and Manchester United.
Martinez was born in Gualeguay, Argentina, and wears number 6 for Manchester United.
He started his career at the age of four with Club Urquiza. He joined Argentina’s big club, the Newell Old Boys.
Martinez then moved to Defensa y Justicia, where he made 46 appearances and scored three goals. He moved to Ajax with 74 appearances and six goals.
Martinez won Ajax player of the season in 2021–22. Martinez then moved ahead to join Manchester United for a fee of £55 million. Since he had joined, the defender had scored one goal, which came against Arsenal.
The defender has made 21 appearances on international duty for Argentina but hasn’t scored a single goal. He was part of the squad that won the World Cup and Copa America with Argentina.
Lisandro Martinez Height
The player has a height of 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in). He is the shortest center back in the Premier League, but was nicknamed “Butcher” because of his aggressive style of play.
Lisandro Martinez FM22
The Argentine has a ball-control rating of 78 and dribbling skills of 76.
He is one of the best passers in the Premier League, with a rating of 80 on short passes.
His heading ability is rated at 74, but his finishing ability is rated at 52. Also, his penalty ability is rated 55.
His marking ability is rated at 83, and his stand-tackle ability is rated at 81.
His stamina rating is 84, and his balance on the ball is 79. The player’s jumping ability is rated at 90, his interception ability is rated at 84, and his composure is rated at 83.
Lisandro Martinez Metatarsal
There is no protection on the metatarsal bone in the foot of Lisandro Martinez. It is one of the most common injuries among football players.
The only side that is protected remains the chin; every other part of the leg can suffer from injury.
The best-case scenario for an injury to the metatarsal bone is four to six months. According to the medical staff, they believe the bones will heal themselves.
Why is Lisandro Martinez not playing?
He is not playing because of the injury he suffered against Sevilla. Martinez is going to be a big miss this season, and it is likely to affect Manchester United’s season.