Manchester United legend Patrice Evra has hailed the performance of Lisandro Martinez. He has also criticized Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker.
Martinez put in a brilliant performance for Argentina against Mexico. Hence, Evra has called him one of the players to watch out for in the World Cup.
THE IMPACT ON LISANDRO MARTINEZ WITH MANCHESTER UNITED
Manchester United defender Lisandro Martinez has made a brilliant start to his life at the new club. Hence, he has silenced all his critics and haters. Many people criticized Erik Ten Hag for playing him at center-back. This was because of his lack of height. However, Ten Hag made it clear that he trusted the abilities of Argentine from their Ajax days.
He was also criticized during the 4-0 and 6-3 loss against Brentford and Manchester City respectively. However, Manchester United call him their best defender on the team. This is because he has put his body on the line to defend the team. This was lacking from their defenders last season. Hence, Lisandro Martinez has significantly improved the team in a positive way.
PATRICE EVRA HAS ALSO HAILED HIS WORLD CUP PERFORMANCES
The Red Devils legend Patrice Evra has hailed the performance of the defender during the World Cup. He has also praised calm passing of the ball. This was in reference to his brilliant performance against high-pressing Mexico. During the praise, former Manchester United defender also criticized Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker.
He further added,
“[Martinez] doesn’t play those one-metre balls to the next player. This is easy,” Evra continued. “When I see those stats – I remember Mertesacker at Arsenal, the stats said he never lost the ball – but he was passing it one metre, I can do that every day. “But Martinez puts the ball through the lines like Michael Carrick. That’s what he does and I love that. What a player, what a player.”
Hence, it is clear that Manchester United fans and their former players love Lisandro Martinez’s impact. Erik Ten Hag will also hope that his good performances continue. This is because Martinez will be important in their challenge in the Europa League and the Premier League.
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