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“I get goosebumps”: 25-year-old star loves chant for him by Manchester United fans

Erik ten Hag snubbed Chelsea defender Kalidou Koulibaly and five others to sign Lisandro Martinez at Manchester United.
Lisandro Martinez in action for Manchester United. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Lisandro Martinez loves the chant for him by the Manchester United fans

Speaking to TyC Sports (h/t Manchester Evening News), Manchester United defender Lisandro Martinez loves the chant sung for him by the fans.

The Argentine World Cup winner has been one of the best players in the side since arriving last summer from Ajax. Amidst doubts over his defensive capabilities due to height, he has banished all that and come along very well (ignoring the Liverpool debacle for sure).

Martinez’s reading of the game and tenacious nature is what United have been lacking in the past few seasons. He would continue to do well despite the bad result at Anfield.

Manchester United's Argentinian defender Lisandro Martinez (R) and Manchester United's Brazilian midfielder Casemiro celebrate at the end of the UEFA Europa league knockout round play-off second leg football match between Manchester United and FC Barcelona at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, north west England, on February 23, 2023. - Manchester United won 2 - 1 against FC Barcelona
Manchester United defender Lisandro Martinez gets goosebumps when fans chant for him. (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

Talking about his chant before the Liverpool match, here’s what he said (h/t Manchester Evening News):

“Manchester is a club with a lot of history, one of the greatest in the world. I really enjoy playing here, it’s a source of pride. The support of the people is incredible. As a visitor it seems that we are locals. They are very passionate.

“For me it is a huge pride to play for Manchester United, in the best league in the world, that people feel identified with me… it makes me give everything on the field. I get goosebumps when they chant ‘”Argentina, Argentina’.”

We will see much more of the 25-year-old in the coming seasons. The more he settles down, the better he will get alongside the experience and quality of Raphael Varane.

In spite of the hammering at Anfield, Martinez and United need to realise that there are two cup competitions they can still win. The first leg of the last-16 Europa League tie against Real Betis is coming up on Thursday.

Italian legend Giorgio Chiellini heaps praise on Manchester United defender Lisandro Martinez .
Martinez has been an exceptional signing for United. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

The Red Devils have shown their bounce-back abilities after heavy defeats this season. The last time they got bruised like this was early in the season at Brentford. They came back with a 2-1 win over Liverpool at Old Trafford.

Erik ten Hag would be happy that the next game is at home on Thursday. We hope that the fans will be behind their players to an important result for progression in the European competition. Martinez’s presence at the back will be important.

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