Jamie Carragher Rips Into Lisandro Martinez Over His Height

Jamie Carragher rips into Lisandro Martinez claiming the 5ft 9in defender is just too small to ‘play in a Premier League returned four’ as United’s fighters will goal the 24-yr-old after his terrible performance against Brentford

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  • Sky Pundit Jamie Carragher has slammed Lisandro Martinez for being too small 
  • Carragher stated ‘you need to in no way choose gamers too early’ however aired his worries
  • The 5ft 9in defender become dominated in the course of Man United’s 4-0 loss to Brentford
  • Carragher stated Martinez might in no way be triumphant inside the Premier League as a result

By Charlotte Daly For Mailonline

Published:09:01 BST, 16Updated:09:01 BST, sixteen August 2022

Jamie Carragher criticised Lisandro Martinez for his overall performance towards Brentford on Saturday and stated that the 5ft 9in defender would by no means prevail within the Premier League.

The centre-returned joined Manchester United in July after signing a £55million deal from Ajax. The transfer has visible him link again up with his former boss Erik ten Hag after playing underneath the Dutch supervisor for 3 years. 

However, Martinez has struggled to his the ground going for walks at Old Trafford and got here beneath-hearth following his performance for the duration of United’s four-0 loss to Brentford on Saturday. 

Jamie Carragher criticised Lisandro Martinez (above) for his performance in opposition to Brentford

Carragher said ‘you ought to never judge gamers too early’ however aired his concerns over the signing of Martinez. He stated the 24-yr-vintage’s top would be an problem for Erik ten Hag. 

The Sky Sports pundit thinks Martinez is simply too small to play in a again four device. He says that defender might be greater ideal to a left-again function or a again three fashion. 

Speaking on Monday Night Football, Carragher said: ‘The other trouble he’s got is the signing of Lisandro Martinez.

Carragher stated ‘you must never choose players too early’ but aired his worries over Martinez

‘Now, we have to in no way judge managers or gamers too early, however I’m convinced this will’t paintings due to the fact the size of him playing in a back 4. 

‘Maybe he ought to move left-again, perhaps he could play in a lower back three, but in a lower back four, he can’t play there in the Premier League.’

Standing at 5ft 9in, Martinez is currently the smallest centre-again inside the Premier League and the height distinction become obvious in United’s mortifying loss on Saturday. 

Both Brighton and Brentford targeted Martinez for my part. They performed lengthy balls over the pinnacle inside the route of the 24-yr-antique defender.  

Manchester United suffered a humiliating four-0 loss to Brentford on Saturday afternoon 

Carragher said Martinez might by no means prevail in the Premier League as he is 5ft 9in tall

Carragher went directly to similarly his factor by using fact and facts. He said: ‘Brighton are one of the excellent passing groups you’ll see in the Premier League. 

‘So in opposition to Manchester United, they honestly went 20 per cent in their passes lengthy, the best they have got executed considering the fact that August 2021, the start of closing season.

‘Last season’s common turned into 12 in keeping with cent, in order that they doubled what they had been doing due to the scale of the Manchester United centre-lower back. 

‘Brentford’s supervisor, Thomas Frank, stated what Brighton did after the game. They went from 16 in step with cent to 21 per cent, again another bounce.

The Sky Sports pundit stated that teams are beginning to in my view target the defender 

‘And the purpose why they are gonna have a huge problem with [Martinez] at centre-returned is every unmarried crew that play Manchester United – maybe bar Man City and Liverpool, who may feel, ‘we don’t want to exchange for Man United’ – need to goal that. And if they don’t, they are crackers.

‘They truly ought to do this and I assume [United] have got a big problem. And Ten Hag has were given his finger prints a little bit over this crew, and I suppose the two or 3 matters he is stimulated are not working.’

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