Martinez reveals why he rejected Arsenal and joined Man United

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New Manchester United signing Lisandro Martinez has revealed why he snubbed a move to Arsenal and joined Manchester United instead.

Arsenal pushed hard to sign the 24 year old Argentina centre-back and submitted several offers but Martinez only wanted to join Manchester United.

Asked why he decided to join United despite interest from Arsenal, Martinez told MUTV: “Well, Manchester United I think is one of the best clubs in the world.

“Every player wants to play here. The opportunity was there, so I took it and now I’m really happy to be here.”

Speaking about the influence of having Ten Hag at United, Martinez said: “Well, I was with him three years at Ajax and I know his style of playing. With him, I improved a lot to be honest.

“He’s here in Manchester now, so again the opportunity was there and for sure he’s very important in my career.”