Transfer: Ten Hag reacts to Man Utd’s signing of EPL’s shortest centre-back

 

Manchester United manager, Erik Ten Hag, has described the club’s latest recruit, Lisandro Martinez, as a warrior.

Man United announced on Sunday that a transfer had been agreed with Ajax for the 24-year-old Argentina defender.

Martinez is now set to become the shortest centre-back in the English Premier League and will be reunited with his former coach, Ten Hag at Old Trafford.

The 24-year-old’s move is still subject to a medical and to UK visa requirements.

“He’s a warrior and I think the fans will admire him. He has an attitude, fighting spirit,” Ten Hag told Man United’s official website on Monday.

“He brings aggressiveness in the game, in a good way. I think we need that.

“But also, he’s also skilful and he can deal with the ball and he’s left-footed.”

“I think it’s important, yeah. I think the Premier League is high intensity, with lots of challenges. We need such players [with fighting spirit],” he added.

“Certain ideas, he knows them. That is an advantage, clearly.

“But also he has to adapt to a new country, a new club, new team-mates. So also a lot of things will be different.”

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