Manchester United enthusiasts are experiencing a wave of optimism following a positive development in the recovery of center-back Lisandro Martinez.
Previously, manager Erik ten Hag delivered somber news, stating that neither Casemiro nor Lisandro Martinez would be available before Christmas. However, there is a glimmer of hope for Lisandro Martinez’s swift return.
Recent sightings at Carrington show the center-back engaged in light training, marking a notable step forward in his rehabilitation.
Lisandro Martinez, known as ‘The Butcher,’ has not only changed his training routine but also his appearance, ditching the bleached blonde hair for his natural color—a symbolic move signaling a fresh start.
Although he didn’t participate in a full training session with the first team, he was seen interacting with teammates, showcasing his eagerness to rejoin the Manchester United squad.
This development comes as a double boost for the club, as Luke Shaw has also returned to first-team training, providing a timely lift to both the defensive and offensive aspects.
Shaw’s potential availability for the upcoming match against Everton adds a crucial dimension to the team.
While Martinez’s return is anticipated in the coming weeks, fans hope that Manchester United’s cautious approach will prevent any hasty reintroduction, considering the recurrence of his previous injury that cut short the 2022–2023 season.