Man Utd midfielder Casemiro sustained a hamstring injury in the 3-0 Carabao Cup defeat by Newcastle while defender Lisandro Martinez is recovering from surgery on a foot problem; Erik ten Hag: “Casemiro and Martinez are really strong injuries, I don’t expect them back before Christmas”
Injured duo Casemiro and Lisandro Martinez are not expected to return to action for Manchester United before Christmas, Erik ten Hag has confirmed.
Casemiro sustained a hamstring injury in the 3-0 Carabao Cup defeat by Newcastle last week while Martinez is recovering from surgery on a recurring foot problem. The news means they could miss up to 10 games in all competitions.
The Brazil and Argentina internationals were already on United’s long-term injury list along with Tyrell Malacia, Luke Shaw and Amad Diallo – while Jadon Sancho remains unavailable due to disciplinary reasons.
Speaking ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League trip to FC Copenhagen, Ten Hag said of his injured players: “I have some time schedules, but it’s always difficult to expect that because they can have setbacks during rehab periods.
“Casemiro and Martinez are really strong injuries, I don’t expect them back before Christmas.”
What Man Utd games could Casemiro and Martinez miss?
November 8: FC Copenhagen (A) – Champions League, kick-off 8pm
November 11: Luton Town (H) – Premier League, kick-off 3pm
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However, there was good news over the fitness of Marcus Rashford and Harry Maguire ahead of the Group A match at Parken Stadium, with Ten Hag revealing both players are ready to feature.
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