Manchester United surrendered to Lisandro Martínez: his best plays that made him the figure against Liverpool

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*The best of Lisandro Martínez against Liverpool

Lisandro Martinez had a stellar performance on Monday in the 2-1 win of Man Utd in the classic suede Liverpool. The Argentine defender was chosen as the great figure of the match by the club itself after having been key in deactivating several offensive actions by the Reds after a very tense week for his team.

It is that the set of Erik Ten Hag came from being beaten by Brentford and that is why the Dutchman, after two consecutive falls, chose to kick the board and take Cristiano Ronaldo Already harry maguire. For several days there was criticism of the ownership of Martinez because its 1.75m of height could be detrimental to his central position in the Premier League. However, he showed that he can perform at his best.

Own Wayne Rooneyin his weekly column on The Timeshad anticipated that this might happen: “He has the potential to be a brilliant central defender in the Premier. If you put Martínez at City, there would be no questioning.” He also had remembered that players like Javier Mascherano had also stood out in that position without being too tall. So it was.

Against Liverpool, from the start he just committed an infraction to Muhammad Salah away from the area and then hit him with his shoulder to make himself feel like a starter. Later, he had several key advances to Roberto Firmino and even a save on the line after a bad clearance from his partner Bruno Fernandez that almost ends in goal find.

The Argentine defender received the applause of Old Trafford where he completed the 90 minutes with 7 clearances, 3 blocked shots, 1 interception, 2 wins on the ground, 2 fouls committed, 41 passes and 81.8% accuracy in his touches. While he shone on the green grass, thousands of users on social networks surrendered to him.

Lisandro Martínez’s save against Liverpool (Reuters) (PHIL NOBLE /)

Martineznicknamed The Butcher (The Butcher) in the Ajaxrevived his nickname this Monday and several Manchester United fans took the opportunity to also compare it with a rottweilersince decades ago in Germany this breed of dog was used by butchers to guide cattle or even to pull carts.

This Tuesday, the Red Devils They reported on their official website that the Argentine who landed in England for this season at the express request of the new coach was the figure of the classic against Liverpool and this, inevitably, has ensured him a place in the central defense that he will surely share with the French raphael varane in the next engagement.

This performance is also key to the footballer’s aspirations of being summoned to the World Cup in Qatar 2022. Although the duo that they have formed Cuti Romero Y Nicholas Otamendi seems immovable for Lionel Scaloni, others struggling to join are Juan Foyth, German Pezzela, Lucas Martinez Quarta and his own Martinez.


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