Coach Eric Ten Hag’s concerns are deepening as the defensive line is injured.
Manchester United drew 2-2 with Sevilla in the first leg of the 2022/23 season European Football Federation (UEFA스포츠토토) Europa League (UEL) quarterfinals on the 14th (Korean time).
Manchester United took a two-point lead with Mercy’s multi-goal in the first half, but drew with two own goals due to a lack of back heart.
After missing out on an all-consuming victory, the center backs collapsed one after another. Rafael Varane, who was showing symptoms of injury, was replaced by Harry Maguire at the start of the second half. In the 40th minute of the second half, Lisandro Martinez went down alone. The player suffered a fatal Achilles tendon injury.
Manchester United manager Ten Haag said in an interview after the game: “Martínez doesn’t have a ruptured Achilles tendon, but he doesn’t look good.” He also declined to confirm Martinez’s condition, saying, “We’ll only know when the exact diagnosis comes out.”
Two of the main center backs collapsed in one game. It is a big blow for Manchester United, who are competing for 4th place in the Premier League and digesting UEL at the same time.
Except for the two players, the other center backs are showing uneasiness. Coincidentally, Maguire, who was put in place of Baran that day, scored an own goal.
As we approach the end of the season, several variables are harassing Manchester United. Director Ten Hagh’s worries inevitably deepen.