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Lisandro Martinez has already defended against Haaland and failed to score

By Harry Smith

Lisandro Martinez has already defended against Haaland and failed to score

The Argentine player has already faced Man City's Norwegian striker Erling Haaland. 

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The Manchester Derby has everyone's attention, it has been a long time since there was so much expectation between these two clubs, the last few years have been dominated by the citizens, who have won four of the last five Premier League, while Man Utd has gone through an irregularity for several seasons.

The questions about Manchester United's performance have not been long in coming, and Erik ten Hag showed his excitement for his first derby. Pep Guardiola's team, which knows how to play these matches, will be facing them, as they already have the experience and the home ground on their side, while the Red Devils will have the confidence that helped them beat Liverpool and Arsenal.

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Manchester United will have a longer period without matches than the Citizens, they have more time to prepare for the match, as the Red Devils' last match was two weeks ago when they visited Sheriff in the Europa League. Martial and Rashford returned to get minutes in this game.

Pep Guardiola was questioned about the Argentine defender who will defend the striker who has 11 goals in seven games. The Man City manager said that he likes to see Lisandro Martinez underestimated for being 20 centimeters shorter than Haaland, and acknowledged that the Man Utd defender is very special, and aggressive in defending, certainly a compliment to Lisandro.

The last time Lisandro faced Haaland he did not let him score a goal and won 4-0

It was in last season's Champions League when the players belonged to Ajax and Borussia Dortmund respectively. The Argentine neutralized the Norwegian striker, he could do nothing against the defender's mark, the match ended in favor of Ajax 4-0 in the group stage of the Champions League.


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