Lisandro Martinez gave a fascinating insight into Manchester United’s start to the 2022/23 season – and delivered it in perfect English.
The 24-year-old Argentina international, who has spent the last three years in the Netherlands with Ajax, has made an impressive start to life at Old Trafford following his £55million move.
Any preconceptions that his height of 5ft 9in would be a problem were quickly swept away.
After back-to-back defeats to start the campaign, the Red Devils have won four consecutive Premier League games with impressive victories over Liverpool and Arsenal.
Speaking to Manchester United TeamViewer player diaries, Martinez said: “At first it wasn’t good, it wasn’t what we wanted. We changed straight after Brentford, changed the mentality, changed spirit and we did an amazing job against Liverpool and then we just kept going.
“You can see now in every game that the team is ready, ready to fight, the connection with each other is amazing.”
The centre-back also paid tribute to Man United fans for their role in helping the team quickly put those defeats behind them.
He added: “I am so happy because we have a connection with people. It’s as if we weren’t playing alone. We play with them, so that’s good.
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“I’m really happy to feel that love from the fans. It’s amazing. In the game, you play with more adrenaline, with more passion because you know they’re there for you.
“To the fans, I say thank you very much and appreciate that you feel too much love from them.”
Martinez has followed manager Erik ten Hag to Old Trafford from Ajax and admitted he was more than happy to reunite with the Dutchman.
He said: “I know him very well. I know what he wants, his mentality, his style. I played with him for three years at Ajax.
“It’s good to be with him at this incredible club. We keep working hard and now we’re ready for the big games.
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