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Lisandro Martinez's Individual Highlights Against Rayo Vallecano Has Man United Fans Extremely Excited

Nasir Jabbar

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Lisandro Martinez's Individual Highlights Against Rayo Vallecano Has Man United Fans Extremely Excited

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Manchester United fans are extremely excited about Lisandro Martinez following his impressive debut against Rayo Vallecano.

Martinez was handed his first start on Sunday after completing his £55 million move from Ajax.

Erik ten Hag started the Argentinian at centre-back alongside Raphael Varane.

And the 24-year-old starred on his Man United debut as he cut a composed figure at the back.

His match statistics make for brilliant reading, with Martinez winning all his tackles and registering 100 per cent of his final third pass accuracy.

He finished the game with 96 per cent pass accuracy and won possession five times, completing one block and one clearance in an all-round colossal performance.

Numbers aside, Martinez looked very assured on the ball and showed off his distribution.

A stunning compilation of his performance at Old Trafford also shows his superb positional awareness and his ability to read the game.

Ten Hag spoke highly of Martinez's outing and praised his partnership with Varane.

"I think it was a really good combination with Rapha and I think they played really solid and that was good to see," he said after his side's 1-1 draw.

"The question is how do you integrate him, but I think he will integrate quite well into the team."

Martinez played 60 minutes before being substituted for Eric Bailly.

A spot in the starting XI against Brighton appears to be unlikely considering his lack of minutes on the pitch, with Harry Maguire set to start their Premier League opener on Sunday.

But Martinez could force his way into the team later on in the season after impressing on his debut.

Topics: Manchester United, Lisandro Martinez, Football

Nasir Jabbar
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