‘I don’t think he’s good on the ball’ – Graeme Souness not convinced about Manchester United fans’ favourite

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Liverpool legend Graeme Souness insists Manchester United defender Lisandro Martinez isn’t really good on the ball as claimed by many out there.

Souness also believes the Argentine defender, who has become a fans’ favourite since his move from Ajax in the summer, will still be ‘found out’ in the Premier League.

“That worry for me is still there,” Souness told talkSPORT, referring to the doubts he had over the defender following his summer arrival from Ajax. “He has not got the physique to take on the big guys.

“I think he has bought a bit of aggression to them. We have played 12 games. There is a lot to like about him.

“I like his aggression. If you think back to the first thing he did in the game against Liverpool at Old Trafford, he’s gone right through Mo Salah.

“For the rest of the game, Salah was looking over his shoulder. I like that. That’s professional sport.

“But I just feel when you are that size you will get caught, you will get pinned in the box.

“I still don’t think he is terribly quick, I don’t think he is terribly good on the ball. But he’s got something about him that makes other people play.”

Asked if Martinez will be ‘found out’ in the Premier League, Souness added: “Yeah he will do. Common sense tells you that.

“At 5ft 9in playing against guys who are 6ft 2in, he will get pinned occasionally outsprinted occasionally and he will get caught.”