#sports activities ‘He’s not special at something!’: Souness believes £57m Lisandro Martinez will FAIL at Man United
‘He’s not special at something!’: Graeme Souness believes £57m Lisandro Martinez will FAIL at Manchester United and accuses ‘vertically challenged’ centre-back of diving in an excessive amount of
- Graeme Souness believes Lisandro Martinez will wrestle at Manchester United
- Souness says Erling Haaland and Darwin Nunez will be a mismatch for Martinez
- Former Liverpool boss insists the Argentine defender is not special at something
- Pundit believes the defender’s top will be an issue within the Premier League
Graeme Souness believes Lisandro Martinez will fail at Manchester United and would not suppose the defender is special at something.
Martinez arrived at Old Trafford from Ajax this summer time in a deal value as much as £57million and got here in for criticism as United misplaced their opening two video games of the season, transport six targets.
As a end result, defensive companion Harry Maguire was dropped and regardless of Martinez retaining his place alongside Raphael Varane, the vultures have been circling for the Argentine with many referring to his 5 ft 7in body.
Lisandro Martinez has had a topsy-turvy begin to life at Old Trafford after his swap from Ajax
Pundit Graeme Souness has not been impressed by Martinez’s begin to the season for United
Souness believes Martinez’s top will trigger additional issues down the street, significantly when he faces extra bodily strikers.
‘I used to be watching the sport at the weekend, they [Southampton] have been placing Che Adams up towards him and the goalkeeper and different members of that Southampton workforce have been loading it down that left-hand aspect attempting to stay it on his [Martinez] head,’ Souness informed talkSPORT.
‘He’s vertically challenged and I used to be racking my thoughts to give you anybody who’s performed within the Premier League or certainly the [old] first division that dimension and been successful.
‘I feel he will get sorely examined and be discovered going ahead. Against Haaland, Nunes or Mitrovic, oh deary me, it will be a mismatch.
Martinez registered his first clear sheet as a Man United participant at Southampton on Saturday
Back-to-back wins for Manchester United has galvanised a aspect who have been within the depths of despair simply two weeks in the past following their 4-0 mauling at Brentford.
Since the defeat in west London, a backline consisting of Martinez and Varane have conceded simply as soon as serving to Erik ten Hag’s aspect overcome each Liverpool and Southampton.
But the previous Newcastle boss is not but bought on the 24-year-old and gave his overriding opinion on what he has seen from the Argentine since his arrival.
‘He’s not significantly special at something,’ stated Souness.
‘I’d say he is feisty and he is aggressive. The different factor I do not like about him is he goes to floor too readily. That’s not a very good signal for a defender.
‘The intelligent ones keep on their toes and are studying it, they’re there, they’re anticipating. If you are lunging on a regular basis it means you are not studying it.
‘But I come again to his dimension, he will get discovered within the Premier League.’