Ten Hag explains why Lisandro Martinez is IMPORTANT for Manchester United despite his lack of height

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has explained why he pushed the club to sign Argentina centre-back Lisandro Martinez from Ajax despite his lack of height.

At 5ft 9in, Martinez is considered small for a centre-back, particularly one coming to English football for the first time. 

Ten Hag said: “I think he’s not the tallest but he is quite good in the air. I feel comfortable with that. Of course, you need the right balance. He has good timing, that’s one of his capabilities.

“He also brings a South American aggressiveness, control and spirit to the team. I think it will fit really good to Manchester United and the way we play.

“I analysed United last year in the left part of the defence. He is left-footed and that is an advantage in possession and defending. We are bringing him in to not strengthen the squad, but the team.”

Be the first to comment on "Ten Hag explains why Lisandro Martinez is IMPORTANT for Manchester United despite his lack of height"

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.


*