Manchester United secured their biggest league win at home this season with two goals from Alejandro Garnacho and a third from Rasmus Hojlund. Unfortunately, Martinez limped off the field 20 minutes from time after suffering an injury in a tangle with Vladimir Coufal. The Argentine international had only recently returned to action at the end of last month following a serious foot problem that had kept him out for four months. Martinez will undergo scans to assess the extent of the damage.
“We have to wait, make the right diagnosis in the coming days, and then we will see. We can only pray. He worked so hard to return, and now after two games, it looks like he has to sit some games out again. It is very bad.
Very bad for him, and the team. He is just returning. He is very important for us,” said the team’s coach. The match saw David Moyes suffer a miserable return to his former club as his side’s six-game unbeaten run in the league came to a halt.
Moyes commented on the match saying, “I don’t think the scoreline was correct. Our performance, in the main, was much better. I am pleased with that, but obviously not pleased with different aspects. We didn’t finish chances.
But overall, we played better and our performance was better today. We have been on a pretty good run without being at our best, with some players also away. I thought we looked more like it, but goals have been a little hard to come by.”