Lisandro Martínez echoes Erik ten Hag’s wish for a long Manchester United career together

Lisandro Martínez admits that he felt at home from his first day at Manchester United and has echoed Erik ten Hag’s wish that the two have a long and successful career together.

Martinez followed the United manager from Ajax last summer, continuing the three seasons the two spent together in Amsterdam. The Argentinian has instantly become one of the first names on the Dutch team sheet, forming a brilliant central triangle with experienced pairing Raphael Varane and Casemiro.

The 25-year-old has become an instant fan favorite among the Old Trafford faithful for the same attitude that earned him the nickname ‘Butcher’. And speaking last week, Ten Hag professed his admiration for the centre-back’s mentality, adding that he hopes the pair “can cooperate together for a long time.”

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“I feel at home from the first day here, when (for the first time) I set foot in Carrington, I remember it being an incredible feeling,” Martinez told United’s internal media when asked about his manager’s remarks. . “So I’m happy to be with him, to work with him. I know his mentality, he knows my mentality too.”

“So, in a short time we got the first trophy, so we have to work for everything, we have to believe. This club demands to win every game, every title, so we are happy to take on this responsibility.”

Martínez and his coach traveled to Seville earlier this week for the Europa League round of 16 second leg against Real Betis. A 4-1 home win last week sends them to Spain with a three-goal lead, but the defender insists his team will show no complacency before a massive few days before the international break.

“Tomorrow, (in) the game we start 0-0,” he added. “We have to be ready. We need to concentrate as much as possible tomorrow because it’s going to be a tough game for us. So if you’re not focused, you can lose this game. Sure the first leg was a great result for us, but it’s not “. I do not say anything. In football, anything can happen, so we have to be prepared.


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