Lisandro Martínez was expected to miss the remainder of the season with a metatarsal injury

Lisandro Martinez will undergo surgery on his right metatarsal and will miss the rest of Manchester United’s season after sustaining a foot injury during Thursday’s 2-2 Europa League draw with Sevilla.

The 25-year-old centre-back fell to the ground holding his right foot and had to be carried off the field by Sevilla players in the 86th minute of the match, eventually leaving on a stretcher.

Raphael Varane was also forced off with a foot injury in the match against Sevilla, and the injury is still being assessed.

There are fears his campaign could also come to an end, but the club hold out a fervent hope that has not been proven.

Since joining Ajax last summer, Martinez has been a key player for the club, developing an effective partnership with Varane at the heart of United’s defence.

The defender, who was an important member of the Argentina squad that won the World Cup in Qatar last winter, played 45 matches in all competitions, including 27 in the English Premier League, scoring one goal.

Manchester United are next in action against Nottingham Forest at the City Ground on Sunday.

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