‘Play him in midfield’ → Man Utd defender furious at Marseille roulette after conceding four against Bayern Munich
Manchester United defender Lisandro Martinez is being recognized for his individual performance against Bayern Munich.
The Red Devils fell 3-4 in the first leg of their 2023-24 UEFA Champions League Group A match against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany, on Monday morning (Jan. 21). The Red Devils were out-shot by Bayern Munich 4-6 in the match, while conceding nine shots on goal.
United center back Lissandro Martinez played the full game and made a spectacular individual effort in the middle of the park late in the second half. After winning the ball in the United half of the pitch under pressure from Bayern Munich’s players, Martinez played a Marseille roulette to break up the attack.
The Sun in the UK wrote: ‘United fans are convinced that Lissandro Martinez should be given a new position after watching his moment of brilliance. Rashford laid the ball off to Lissandro Martinez, who had limited passing options, and two Bayern Munich players blocked him. Rashford’s touch on the ball was a little long and Bayern Munich’s Teller tried to get to the ball, but Rashford was too quick. Lisandro Martinez beat Choupo-Moting to the ball and turned a nice 360-degree turn to beat the Bayern Munich defense. Three Bayern Munich players remained in the area where Lissandro Martinez had passed”.
The outlet also said: ‘Lissandro Martinez should start training in midfield and let Lindelof and Varane defend’ and ‘Lissandro Martinez is a class player. He can do whatever the manager asks him to do,” and “Lisandro Martinez should play as a defensive midfielder,” among other fan reactions. 스포츠토토
Signed by Van Gaal from Ajax, where he was manager before taking over at United, Lisandro Martinez can also play as a defensive midfielder, but at United, he has been the main center back alongside Varane.
The Red Devils have been hit with a number of injuries that have left them with gaping holes in their defense. Center backs Baran and Maguire were both ruled out of the Bayern Munich game due to injury, while defensive options like Luke Shaw, Wan-Bissaka, and Malacia are also out.