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Lisandro Martinez sends Man Utd fans three-word message in exciting injury update from gym

Lisandro Martinez sends Man Utd fans three-word message in exciting injury update from gym

It's big news.

Manchester United centre-back Lisandro Martinez has posted an update of his injury recovery on social media.

In April, the Argentina international was ruled out for the remainder of the season after fracturing a metatarsal bone in his foot.

The 25-year-old was forced to undergo surgery after sustaining the injury during United's Europa League quarter-final clash with Sevilla.

At the time it was claimed Martinez would make a full recovery in time for the start of the new season.

Speaking to Viaplay before United's final Premier League game of the season at home to Fulham, Erik ten Hag declared: "I am expecting Lisandro Martinez back at the club in the coming days. He will be ready for the start of pre-season."

And Martinez has now posted an update on his progress, with United set to begin their pre-season campaign in Norway against Leeds on July 12.

Martinez injury update

Martinez posted a picture of himself in the gym on Instagram as he steps up his recovery ahead of pre-season.

The centre-back is pictured grinning in United training gear. Indeed, he has captioned the post "cada vez menos", which directly translates to "every time less" - potentially a reference to the player making progress in his return to fitness.

While Martinez eases himself back to fitness, United have been scouting a range of centre-back options to provide competition for the World Cup winner.

United need more depth in that position, given Martinez's absence, coupled with that of centre-back partner Raphael Varane, rocked Ten Hag's side last term.

United crashed out of Europe a week after Martinez's injury, while a sharp drop in form saw them risk losing their top-four status.

While Napoli’s Kim Min-Jae is thought to be more valued by Bayern Munich, the Old Trafford club are said to have registered an interest in the South Korea international alongside Monaco's Axel Disasi.

Meanwhile, the Independent claim Leeds United's Robin Koch is a surprise cut-price fall-back option.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy/Lisandro Martinez via Instagram

Topics: Football, Lisandro Martinez, Manchester United, Injury