Manchester United will be in a situation where they will have to use a backup player depending on the results of the injury diagnosis of the center back, who is not in good condition.
Manchester United lost 1-3 to Arsenal in the fourth round of the 2023-24 English Premier League (EPL) held at Emirates Stadium in London, England at 0:30 a.m. on the 4th (Korean time). With this loss, Manchester United recorded their second loss in four league games.토토사이트
In conclusion, Manchester United was unlucky from the middle of the second half. In the 22nd minute of the second half, starting center back Lisandro Martinez complained of pain in his left foot, and fourth-choice center back Harry Maguire was eventually brought in. Maguire’s recent performance has been very poor and he appears anxious every time he plays.
Just because Maguire was playing, he could have been a target for Arsenal, but he was suddenly replaced by Victor Lindelof. The person who replaced Lindelof at the end of the game was Jonny Evans, a former member of Manchester United’s youth academy whose contract with Leicester City, which was relegated last season, was terminated. Evans trained at Manchester United during pre-season to get in shape, but impressed manager Erik ten Haag and signed a short-term contract.
Even though he showed good performances on the training ground, Evans is Manchester United’s fifth-choice centre-back. His performance had deteriorated to the point where he could not play as a starting player at Leicester. The combination of Evans and Maguire was something that Manchester United fans never wanted.
Manchester United, who had been down on their luck as Alejandro Garnacho’s goal was ruled offside by a narrow margin, collapsed when Declan Rice scored a dramatic goal just before the end of the game. Rice’s shot was deflected off Evans’ foot, making it difficult for Andre Onana to react. Manchester United, who were looking for a last-minute miracle, collapsed after allowing an additional goal to Gabriel Jesus.
Losing is a loss, but Manchester United is more worried about the future. Raphael Varane, who has been sidelined due to injury, is still unclear on his return date. Martinez and Lindelof, who were replaced due to injuries in this game, may also not be able to play for a while.
After the game, coach Ten Haag said, “Lindelof was sick and had to be replaced. Martinez said he had a problem with his foot. We are not sure whether he is injured yet. We will have to watch and then make a diagnosis.” If Lindelof and Martinez’s injuries persist, Manchester United will have to play with Evans and Maguire for the time being.
Due to the international break, the players have about two weeks to recover, but if the injured players do not return, they will have to face Brighton, who are in terrible early stages. Brighton’s next game is against Germany’s strongest team, Bayern Munich. Manchester United is in emergency.
It has been pointed out that Manchester United needs to recruit additional centre-backs due to the presence of Martinez, who has suffered frequent injuries this summer and shows unselfish play. Manchester United also knew this and watched Kim Min-jae, but failed to recruit him as the center back was not properly organized. The cost of failing to recruit has been paying off from the beginning of the season.