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Manchester United injury news: Lisandro Martinez nearing return

After the international break which saw Harry Maguire subbed off with injury against Brazil, we look at the latest Manchester United injury news ahead of their trip to Brentford on Saturday night.

Casemiro, Kobbie Mainoo, Mason Mount, Luke Shaw, Lisandro Martinez, Anthony Martial, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Tyrell Malacia have all spent significant spells on the sidelines this season, with Erik ten Hag still a long way off a fully fit squad.

Mount is fit again and came off the bench against Liverpool in the FA Cup before the international break, while Wan Bissaka was deemed fit enough to start the cup tie, providing more depth at the back for Ten Hag.

We take a look at Manchester United's injury list and potential dates of return.

Manchester United injury list

Harry Maguire (knock)

Potential return date: 30th March (v Brentford)

Maguire was taken off during England's friendly with Brazil and withdrew from the squad as a result, and it's unclear whether the centre-back will be fit to play against Brentford, though Maguire is expected to travel down as part of the matchday squad.

Tyrell Malacia (knee)

Potential return date: End of season

Tyrell Malacia missed pre-season with a knee injury and seemed to suffer a setback in the new year, with Erik ten Hag confirming that the Dutchman was set to be out for the foreseeable future, with no date set for a return.

Lisandro Martinez (knee)

Potential return date: 30th March (v Brentford)

Perhaps United's biggest miss this season, Lisandro Martinez played the first five games of the campaign before a lengthy injury kept him out for nearly four months. On just his second start after getting back to fitness, a heavy challenge saw Martinez suffer a fresh knee injury that looked set to keep the Argentine out for two months.

Martinez did light training with Argentina over the international break and is getting back to fitness, and while Ten Hag hopes to include the defender in the squad to face Brentford, it's unlikely he'll receive a starting berth.

Luke Shaw (muscle)

Potential return date: May

Luke Shaw's ongoing injury struggles continued with a fresh muscle injury picked up at Luton. Shaw missed a big chunk of the first half of the season before starting six straight games, then picking up another short-term injury.

Ten Hag confirmed in the pre-match press conference ahead of the Brentford game that Shaw is on track to return before the end of the season, though a date hasn't been set.

Unfortunately for Shaw, an injury never seems too far away, and his place in Gareth Southgate's Euros squad may now be in jeopardy.

Casemiro (hamstring)

Potential return date: 30th March (v Brentford)

After picking up a hamstring injury before the FA Cup tie with Liverpool, it was unclear how long Casemiro would be absent for, but it appears the Brazilian is set to feature against Brentford on Saturday.

Anthony Martial (groin)

Potential return date: 7th April (v Liverpool)

Anthony Martial's injury issues have persisted and seemingly worsened throughout this season; after an illness kept him out of action in December, the Frenchman was forced to undergo groin surgery, but Erik ten Hag will hope to have his striker back available in April.

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