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Man Utd handed massive Lisandro Martinez blow after failed rehab

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The Argentine defender will need to undergo another surgery.

Manchester United has been dealt a significant blow as defender Lisandro Martinez faces an extended period on the sidelines following a failed rehab attempt.

Martinez is set to undergo a second operation on his broken metatarsal, which will result in his absence from the pitch for up to three months.

The news was revealed by Manchester United on Friday, highlighting a recurrence of the injury that had sidelined Martinez at the end of the previous season.

The Daily Mail reports that the Argentine defender will go under the knife once again, this time targeting the fifth metatarsal in his right foot, with the hope of finally resolving the issue.

Martinez initially sustained the injury during a Europa League match against Sevilla back in April, which kept him out of action for 11 weeks. He had returned for the pre-season in an attempt to regain fitness and featured in Manchester United’s pre-season tour of America and their first four Premier League games.

Martinez experienced discomfort in the same foot during a recent match against Arsenal, forcing him to exit the game prematurely. Despite reportedly taking painkillers to continue playing against Brighton and Bayern Munich, subsequent tests revealed that the fracture had not properly healed.

Manchester United will host Galatasaray in the Champions League on Tuesday before meeting Brentford in the Premier League four days later.