Lisandro Martinez Deals Maguire Blow with Brutal Comments About Preferred Centre Back Partner

Lisandro Martinez Deals Maguire Blow with Brutal Comments About Preferred Centre Back Partner

  • Lisandro Martinez has dealt Harry Maguire a blow by stating his preferred centre back partner
  • The Argentine spoke at the back of Manchester United’s 3-0 Carabao Cup victory over Nottingham Forest on Wednesday
  • He was partnered with Swedish international. Victor Lindelof, and the duo completely shut out Forest in the first leg

Manchester United defender Lisandro Martinez strongly hinted he preferred a defensive partnership with Victor Lindelof, in the absence of Raphael Varane.

These latest comments will come as a blow to Englishman Harry Maguire, who has pretty much lost his place in United’s starting XI.

Martinez collaborated with Lindelof in the heart of United’s defence on Wednesday for the EFL Cup semi final first leg against Nottingham Forest.

Lisandro Martinez
Lisandro Martinez, and Victor Lindelof of Manchester United walk off after the UEFA Europa League group E match between Manchester United and Omonia Nikosia. Photo by Tom Purslow.
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It was a partnership that proved to work wonders, as the duo did well to quell all of Forest’s attacks to keep a deserved clean sheet.

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"I think we showed many good things, but still, we have a lot to improve," Martinez said after the game, as quoted on The Mirror.
"It's a good result, I think we controlled the game today. In training, we [him and Lindelof] work with each other and I think we're doing a really good job."

What next for Maguire?

At the moment, it seems Harry Maguire has been relegated to becoming the “bench warmer” at Manchester United.

Rio Ferdinand recently urged the former Leicester man to seek a new club, as United seem to have sorted out their defensive issues without his help so far this campaign.

In central defence, United have the option of Lindelof, Varane, Lisandro Martinez, and in the event a duo is unavailable, Luka Shaw has been preferred as a make-shift centre back to the embattled Maguire.

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Ten Hag provides Rashford injury update

Meanwhile, Erik Ten Hag quelled fears of Rashford’s injury after the forward was taken off on Wednesday as reported on Sports Brief.

Speaking on the injury fears, ten Hag insisted Rashford was okay and that his substitution had nothing to do with the supposed injury.

Rashford has been in astronomical form since after the world cup, scoring in nine of his 10 appearances for the Red Devils.

Source: Sports Brief News