Lisandro Martinez limped out of the defeat to Arsenal (Picture: Getty)
The defender limped out of United’s 3-1 defeat to Arsenal before the international break with a foot injury.
It was the second time in four matches that Martinez has had to come off, following a three month injury lay-off with a metatarsal injury.
The Argentine’s substitution was compounded by the removal of Victor Lindelof, which left United with a centre-back pairing of Harry Maguire and Jonny Evans.
With Raphael Varane already sidelined, United’s leaky defence can ill-afford to be without a player of Martinez’s calibre.
The Argentine missed his nation’s win against Ecuador over the weekend, and they face Bolivia in their next World Cup qualifier.
But, in a boost ahead of Saturday’s game against Brighton, Martinez has suggested he’s fit.
‘Ready for what’s coming,’ Martinez wrote on Instagram, accompanying the caption with a Bolivia flag.
Martinez has participated in full training with the side in the last two days.
It’s a boost for Ten Hag, whose side have just six points from their first four matches.
Brighton visit Old Trafford on Saturday, in their first trip to the stadium since the Seagulls beat United on Ten Hag’s first game in charge in August 2022.
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