Martinez A Big Problem For Man Utd As Brentford Disclose Weakness, Says Carragher

JAMIE CARRAGHER has puzzled Manchester United’s signing of Lisandro Martinez following the Brentford defeat.


Martinez, 24, joined United in a £55million deal this summer time having played under Erik ten Hag for 3 years at Ajax.

1Jamie Carragher has wondered the signing of Lisandro MartinezCredit: Getty

But Carragher believes the Argentine is just too quick to play as a centre-back in a back four within the Premier League, and claims his loss of peak become punished via Brentford.

Ben Mee beat Martinez to a header to score Brentford’s 0.33 purpose on Saturday and Carragher advised Premier League teams ought to goal Martinez’s small stature.

Carragher said on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football: “The signing of Lisandro Martinez is a hassle.

“We ought to never judge managers and gamers too early… but I’m convinced this can’t paintings.

“That’s due to the fact he’s 5 foot 9, gambling in a back four.

“Maybe he may want to play left returned or in a lower back 3 – however he can not play in a back four in the Premier League.

“They are going to have a big hassle with him at centre-back due to the fact every single team, perhaps bar Man City and Liverpool, should target that. And if they don’t they’re crackers.

“Ten Hag has were given his fingerprints over this crew and the 2 or 3 things he’s encouraged at this moment, are not running.”


Ten Hag has also attempted to persuade United’s fashion of play by way of instrructing his players to skip out from the returned.

But the approach had disastrous results against Brentford as Christian Eriksen misplaced the ball yards from aim following a negative David De Gea bypass, which allowed the Bees to score through Mathias Jensen.

Ten Hag hopes to make more signings to put in force his ideas and appears to be close to bolstering his midfield options with the addition of former Juventus big name Adrien Rabiot, who is available on a unfastened switch.

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