What are our fans saying about Martinez?

Wednesday 21 September 2022 13:57

It is fair to say that Lisandro Martinez has become a firm fans’ favourite since joining Manchester United from Ajax in the summer.

The Argentina international has a giant heart and, without question, Reds supporters have immediately taken to his all-action, aggressive style of defending. 

Granted, Martinez and, indeed, the team endured a tricky start to the season, but, from the Liverpool win onwards, he has been absolutely excellent and looks increasingly settled alongside Raphael Varane. The club’s new no.6 was even voted our Player of the Month for August. 

Lisandro is a big topic of conversation in our latest episode of The Debate, with panellist Laurie Whitwell of The Athletic pointing to his immediate connection with the United fanbase. 
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“I just think Martinez has brought character, aggression, quality on the ball and in possession,” says journalist Whitwell. “Certainly from Erik ten Hag's point of view, that was one of the main reasons why he brought him in, because he has that aggression and he can feel that connection with the fans. 

“Against Sheriff, the referee made him go off by the goal and it was actually better for him going off that way because then he got the adulation from the away fans singing 'Argentina'. He spoke about it after the game and little things like that make you feel more welcome.”

Martinez’s connection with the club's supporters is clear to see on social media and, via our official Facebook page, we asked fans what has impressed them most so far…

Edet Edu: “He plays as if his life depends on football. So much energy, passion and commitment. I doff my hat to him.”

Wezie Lucky Nyirenda: “The lad is fearless, a hard worker, he plays with passion and he has a fighting spirit. In short, he is everything that Man Utd needs!”

Alexander Olatunde Giwa: “His confidence on the ball, defensive skills, passing accuracy, tenacity, fighting spirit, passion for the club and everything else. The guy is a butcher and his pairing with Varane in that centre-back position is just so perfect.”

Gogol Chatterjee: “It is probably too early to compare but he reminds me of Vidic so much. Putting his body on the line for the team every time. Love him!”
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Robyn Wyngaard: “He doesn't do drama. Does what he must and does it well. And looks good while doing it.”

Kate Zhangyx: “The butcher of Manchester. Can’t wait to see him v Haaland.”

Ime-obong Okure: “His aggressiveness, his devotion, his everything... I just love everything about that lad. He's an absolute beast.”

Mark Camenzuli: “His determination and commitment. He is not afraid to go and defend, and his vision of passing is great as well.”

Oreoluwa Phydelia Dharmie: “He really holds his position down, he's fearless and he's very confident on the ball. He's a real butcher.”

Huzaifa Sani Bello: “I love everything about Martinez and especially his composure and fighting spirit. Martinez x Varane is a fantastic duo that we have right now.”

What do you love about Martinez so far? Post your comment in our Facebook forum and join the conversation.

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