Martinez: The first one means a lot

Monday 27 February 2023 13:00

World Cup-winning defender Lisandro Martinez expressed his sheer delight after claiming the first club trophy of his Manchester United career.

Licha - who joined the club from Ajax in the summer - has become something of a fan favourite this season and capped off a superb display at Wembley Stadium by helping the side keep a clean sheet in Sunday's 2-0 win over the Magpies in the Carabao Cup final.

Showing true grit, determination and passion as ever, our no.6 partnered serial winner Raphael Varane at the heart of our defence and emphasised his joy when speaking to MUTV after the match.

Martinez: This means a lot to me Video

Martinez: This means a lot to me

Licha expressed his sheer delight after our Carabao Cup success over Newcastle at Wembley...

''What a big feeling, and to win my first trophy here at Manchester United, it means a lot to me, but also for the group,'' he began yesterday.

''I think we deserve it and we worked very hard for this. You can also see on the pitch the connection with the people and the fans. I am so happy to be honest.

''The first one means a lot. I am really happy to be honest to win this trophy.''

Having made 35 appearances for the Reds so far, Lisandro's connection with our unwavering support hasn't gone unnoticed, with Argentina flags and chants for his home country often heard reverberating around Old Trafford on matchdays.

Martinez says that very relationship with our fans is helping the Reds to succeed. The centre-back praised our supporters' commitment, as we chase even more success under Ten Hag this season.

The Reds celebrate on the pitch Video

The Reds celebrate on the pitch

United's players returned to the field to raise the Carabao Cup trophy in front of our loyal supporters...

''Like I have said in a few interviews, we don't play alone, we play with the people and the fans,'' he added.

''[They help us] to play with extra energy. You could see it on the pitch today, we did an amazing job.

''We defended very well and we attacked very well. I am so proud to play for this amazing club.''