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Lisandro Martinez is the PL's best defender right now and his highlights prove it

Daniel Marland

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Lisandro Martinez is the PL's best defender right now and his highlights prove it

Lisandro Martinez is rapidly becoming Manchester United's most popular player and fans are very impressed with his season highlights so far.

The 24-year-old joined United from Ajax in a £56.7 million deal during the summer and is already becoming vital to how they play.

Martinez is a left-footed central defender and played under Erik ten Hag in Amsterdam, meaning he's well-versed in the style of football being implemented at Old Trafford.

It hasn't all been plain sailing however and Martinez lost his first two Premier League games, even being substituted in a 4-0 defeat to Brentford.

He's bounced back in a major way however and Martinez is first-choice at the back, alongside Raphael Varane.

The duo are keeping captain Harry Maguire out of the team and it's easy to see why.

Martinez isn't afraid to get stuck in and has already made a number of vial blocks. He celebrates each and every one like a goal, whether it's with goalkeeper David de Gea or his fellow defenders.

That's not all the Argentina international has in his locker either. Martinez is armed with a deadly pass which allows him to pick out United's wingers with ease.

Many questioned if his height of five foot nine would make adapting to English football tough. Going off the evidence we have so far, he's passing every test with flying colours.

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

United have won their last four league games and many think Martinez settling in has played a huge role in that.

One person commented: "World class, the best defender in the Premier League currently."

Another said: "I never knew I would fall in love with a defender at United like this again."

A third put: "Probably the best bit of business United will do under ten Hag."

While someone tweeted: "Signing of the season without a doubt."

Following Thursday's 2-0 victory over Sheriff Tiraspol in the Europa League, Martinez expressed how delighted he is to be a United player.

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

When told about supporters singing the name of his country out in Moldova, the former Defensa y Justicia man replied: "I am really happy.

"I am a little bit surprised by that, but at the same time I feel proud to come here, the best club in the world and for the people to say 'Argentina, Argentina' for me it is amazing. Thanks to the fans for the support."

SPORTbible Stories is the brand-new podcast from the SPORT team at LADbible. The first episode features a chat with former Burnley manager Sean Dyche as he opens up on his departure from Turf Moor, what the future holds and the amazing story of the spin wheel for fines while in charge of the Clarets. You can watch the first episode here.

Featured Image Credit: @lwingba/Twitter

Topics: Lisandro Martinez, Manchester United, Premier League

Daniel Marland
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