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They were confident of signing him, they knew he was fit for the Premier League

Manchester United already had plans to sign this left-sided central defender.

By Harry Smith

Manchester United already had plans to sign this left-sided central defender.
Manchester United already had plans to sign this left-sided central defender.
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After last season, which ended up being disastrous for the Old Trafford club, they were looking for a change in the team, they had already selected the new coach, the Dutchman, Erik ten Hag, who surprised everyone when he took Ajax to the semi-finals of the Champions League, in that season they eliminated Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu and Cristiano's Juventus, they were close to qualifying for the final.

Since that season he put on the map many players who today play in the most important teams in Europe, he contributed to those players to reach a very important level in their level of play, confidence is one of the main qualities why they signed the Dutch coach, they wanted him to replicate this impact in the Manchester United team, they knew he was the ideal for this position.

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Before he contacted the club's board, he already knew that they were looking for a quality central defender, a good element that could help the Red Devils team, they were not sure with what Harry Maguire was offering them, they needed to sign a player that played with a different profile, they wanted a left-footed central defender that had an outlet, they already had a previous list of possible signings, in that one they already trusted this player that was signed.


Lisandro Martinez was one of four left-sided centre-backs on the list of possible targets that John Murtough had drawn up before the arrival of Erik ten Hag, who made it clear that Martinez had the technical ability and tenacity he wanted to bring to his defence, when he arrived at the club he shared the same liking for the Argentinian defender, who has been a very prominent player in the Dutch coach's system of play.

The board were confident of signing Lisandro Martinez before Erik ten Hag came in

Both the board and the coach were confident in signing the Argentine central defender, Lisandro Martinez, this player was criticised by many media because of his size, they felt he was not fit to play in what is the best league in the world, the Premier League has been a stage where the central defender has shown a lot of class, he is a great signing who has been fantastic, in the last seven games they have not conceded a goal in six of them.


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