Lisandro Martinez set to return to Manchester United’s squad for Newcastle clash


Lisandro Martinez will return to Manchester United’s squad for their Premier League clash against Newcastle United on Wednesday.

The 26-year-old has not featured since United’s 1-1 draw at Brentford in March due to a calf strain. The defender has been limited to just 11 appearances in all competitions due to a number of injuries throughout the season.

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He endured nearly four months on the sidelines after sustaining a foot injury in September. Just four games into his comeback, he then suffered a knee injury during a 3-0 victory against West Ham United.

Ten Hag also confirmed that Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford will need to be assessed to determine their availability for the game at Old Trafford.

He said: “Licha Martinez, I think he will return to the squad. He’s had some sessions with us. Everything is going right in the training. For some other players we have to see — Rashford, Bruno, Willy Kambwala — if they’ll be fit enough.”

Ten Hag also provided an update on the fitness of United defender Raphael Varane.

It was confirmed on Tuesday that the former France international would be leaving United at the end of the season.

He joined the Premier League club from Real Madrid three years ago and has gone on to make 93 appearances, scoring two goals.

“We are planning (with Varane), definitely,” Ten Hag added. “Not tomorrow but we hope for Sunday (against Brighton) and for the last game (FA Cup final against Manchester City).”

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