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“The butcher has arrived”- Some fans react as Manchester United confirm transfer deal for 24-year-old star

Ajax braced to receive new offers for Lisandro Martinez. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)
Manchester United sign Lisandro Martinez. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)

Twitter reacts to Manchester United signing Lisandro Martinez from Ajax

Manchester United have confirmed the signing of Lisandro Martinez from Ajax on Twitter, following which some fans have shared their opinion about the new signing and what expectations they have from the Argentinian. 

Raphael Varane’s history of injuries, Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof’s recent performances, and their individual roles in the club have all drawn criticism. It is believed that Axel Tuanzebe and Eric Bailly are also expected to depart the team, and Phil Jones’ future is still up in the air.

Erik ten Hag is well aware of his new team’s defensive weaknesses. United shipped out needless goals last season and missed out on the Champions League qualification.

Lisandro Martinez had an incredible spell with Ajax last season. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)
Lisandro Martinez had an incredible spell with Ajax last season. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)

After a lengthy transfer pursuit, the Dutch manager seems to have gotten his wish fulfilled as Lisandro Martinez is expected to join the team after completing his transfer move from Ajax.

In the previous season, Martinez was chosen as the Dutch team’s Player of the Year, which says something about how effective he has been for them. The Argentine’s adaptability is what makes him such a valuable player.

He can also play in defensive midfield, where United needs to add players this summer following the departure of Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba from the club during the active summer window.

Can Lisandro Martinez become the permanent solution for United's defensive problems? (Photo by MAURICE VAN STEEN/ANP/AFP via Getty Images)
Can Lisandro Martinez become the permanent solution for United’s defensive problems? (Photo by MAURICE VAN STEEN/ANP/AFP via Getty Images)

Martinez, despite things being different with him, plays a significant role for Argentina’s national team under Lionel Scaloni. For Scaloni, who has so far stuck with his tried-and-true centre-back pairing of Cristian Romero and Nicolas Otamendi, the 24-year-old is not yet a regular starter.

Martinez is a promising star for Argentina’s national squad under Lionel Scaloni. Although Scaloni has so far stuck with his tried-and-true centre-back partnership of Cristian Romero and Nicolas Otamendi, the 24-year-old is not yet a regular starter for Scaloni.

With a move to the Premier League and the exposure he would get at Carrington, Martinez might be able to secure a spot in the starting lineup for his nation.

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He would have the opportunity to play for a manager who is quite familiar with him from their time together at Holland. The Argentine may therefore find it simple to settle in a new city with the help of the Dutchman and his staff members.

Here is how the fans have reacted on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/max69best/status/1548669250059079680?s=20&t=LQHBCJLdhRhoYeThqMLuVQ
https://twitter.com/TeemsMckenzie/status/1548669270384693249?s=20&t=LQHBCJLdhRhoYeThqMLuVQ
https://twitter.com/CFC_Willl/status/1548671206672551940?s=20&t=LQHBCJLdhRhoYeThqMLuVQ
https://twitter.com/olamilekan00013/status/1548669263501791232?s=20&t=LQHBCJLdhRhoYeThqMLuVQ
https://twitter.com/MedullaryRed/status/1548669290286645248?s=20&t=LQHBCJLdhRhoYeThqMLuVQ
https://twitter.com/Iamfrancis_utd/status/1548669273203146752?s=20&t=LQHBCJLdhRhoYeThqMLuVQ

Written by Surajit Das

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