Former Manchester City and Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna has hailed Manchester United star Lisandro Martinez as a proper defender.
“Lisandro Martinez at United, that guy is a real defender!” Sagna told Lord Ping.
“He is serious – there is nothing flashy about his play. He does his job perfectly. Not only does he have great ability on the ball, but he relishes the duels – he engages attackers.
“As a defender, you have to be scary, strong. Some defenders forget they are defenders, they want to be skilful at the back.
“He makes United solid and gives a platform for their attacking players to shine – that is the job of a proper defender.”