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Erik ten Hag gives constructive damage updates on Lisandro Martinez & Luke Shaw


Manchester United supervisor Erik ten Hag has revealed Lisandro Martinez may make his return from damage in opposition to Brentford on Saturday, whereas he expects Luke Shaw to play once more this season.

Martinez has been out of motion since sustaining ligament harm to his knee throughout United’s conflict with West Ham on February 4, avoiding an ACL damage however spending a prolonged interval on the sidelines regardless. He had solely returned after recovering from foot surgical procedure a month prior and has solely featured in ten video games this season, having been such an important participant final season.

The 26-year-old was permitted to hyperlink up with the Argentina nationwide staff during the last couple of weeks to proceed his rehabilitation and is nearing a return to motion, with Ten Hag claiming he may very well be within the matchday squad to face Brentford this weekend.

Lisandro Martinez

Martinez hasn’t performed in almost two months / Michael Regan/GettyImages

“Sure, there’s a probability [Lisandro will be in the squad],” Ten Hag mentioned at his pre-match press convention.

“Now we have missed him [in] each sport as a result of he brings a composure within the staff and a calmness within the staff and, on the similar time, a successful perspective. He can specific this very clearly, he can switch that to the staff and that contributes to our ranges.”

Ten Hag additionally dismissed recommendations that Shaw is not going to play once more this time period, including: “I anticipate him again, I believe earlier than the tip of the season.

“That’s the plan, and he’s nonetheless on schedule for this. He’ll return into our staff.”

England supervisor Gareth Southgate put Shaw’s spot at Euro 2024 unsure this week when he claimed it was unlikely the left-back can be on the required health degree to play a serious position for the Three Lions within the event.

“He’ll be proper on the sting of the season,” Southgate mentioned of the United defender. “We all know now to play seven matches in a Euros is very unlikely.”