Lisandro Martinez picked up an injury during Manchester United’s clash with Sevilla which left the defender in tears.
Heading into their Europa League quarter-final clash against Spanish La Liga side Sevilla, United was looking to continue their winning run after beating Everton and Brentford in their last two outings.
Sevilla meanwhile has been threatened by relegation after a horrendous start to the 22/23 campaign which led to Jorge Sampaoli’s dismissal.
On Thursday night, Erik ten Hag’s men made a frighteningly quick start under the lights at Old Trafford.
Two goals in the space of seven minutes from January signing Marcel Sabitzer gave United a 2-0 lead after 21 minutes.
Sevilla nearly got back in the game just before half time but David de Gea produced a brilliant save to deny Tanguy Nianzou.
In the second half, United looked comfortable but Sevilla threw in a spanner in the works in the 83rd minute after Tyrell Malacia switched off at the back post.
As a result, Jesus Navas was able to cross the ball, which was deflected into the back of the net by a combination of Malacia and David de Gea.
However, things got worse for United and in particular for Lisandro Martinez, who went down injured.
As he was helped off the pitch, the Argentine appeared to be in tears as he looked emotional.
🚨🔴| Lisandro Martinez goes down injured in the 86th minute…
— CentreGoals. (@centregoals) April 13, 2023
Fans were quick to react on social media.
One said: “Yeah Martinez is finished you can tell by his reaction.”
Another tweeted: “Martinez season over, definitely achiles gone.”
A third fan added: “You know it’s serious if Martinez is in tears,”
Someone else wrote: “Well that’s a disaster. Martinez in tears with what looks like a horrible injury, and Varane off, all after missing Rashford too. That will mean the season is over.”
Whilst a fifth commented: “Oh no… Martinez. Get well soon, Lisandro. I’m so sad for him, he’s in tears man.”
Sevilla then inflicted more damage as they managed to nick a late equaliser in the 93rd minute, Youssef En Nesyri’s header was deflected into the net by Harry Maguire.
The agonising wait now begins as United are back in action this weekend as they take on Nottingham Forest on Sunday.