March 27, 2023

Lisandro Martinez has a fan in Roy Keane, who lauded the defender for his defending in Manchester United’s win over Nottingham Forest.

Erik ten Hag’s facet travelled to the Metropolis Floor on Wednesday night time for a doubtlessly tough conflict, however the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg proved to be a cushty night for United, who now take 3-0 result in Previous Trafford.


Martinez saved one other clear sheet for United

Keane was delighted with the Argentine’s efficiency on the night time and his total presence in defence since his summer season arrival, saying Martinez is the kind of participant you’d need within the trenches with.

The previous United and Forest midfielder advised Sky Sports: “He’s acquired satisfaction in his defending, which is nice to see. A variety of the fashionable defenders understand it’s about what they do in possession. He needs to defend, he’s acquired nice satisfaction in it.”

Keane added: “You want that stability, it truly is necessary. Harry Maguire when he’s been taking part in on the left hand facet when he’s right-footed, it’s very tough.

“Clearly the supervisor has labored with him, we speak about that character, that want. We’ve seen already the advantages of getting him on the membership over the previous couple of months.

“He needs to defend. He seems the best character, the form of lad you wish to be within the trenches with. We noticed it tonight, United have been coasting in direction of the tip however he nonetheless wished to defend.

You’re doing well if Keane is waxing lyrical about your performance

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You’re doing effectively if Keane is waxing lyrical about your efficiency

Man United found the net three times on Wednesday night


Man United discovered the web 3 times on Wednesday night time

“We talk about the importance of scoring the three goals but from a defender’s point of view, they’ll be delighted with a clean sheet.”

Martinez himself was pleased with United’s performance on the road, with the Red Devils now one step closer to Wembley.

“I’m really happy with the job from the guys,” he told Sky. “We played so good today and we controlled the game. We lost the last game so we had to produce now and as a team we did.

“We know [Forest] is doing a really good job but we never gave up. Today we won the game and that’s the most important thing. You can see when we do the right things we don’t concede goals.

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“We controlled the game but we still have many things to improve on and we have to keep going. I’m really happy because we showed discipline and I saw [for] the whole game we were pretty focused. We have to play always like this, keep going and keep fighting.

“We know it’s a good result for us but we have to take it step-by-step.”

United are now one step closer to Wembley


United are now one step closer to Wembley

Martinez’s stats from the sport show simply how good he’s as he made essentially the most tackles, essentially the most interceptions of anybody on the pitch. He additionally gained possession 9 occasions.

He was named man of the match however is conscious it’s not accomplished but.

“Half of the job accomplished,” he posted on social media. “Convey on the second leg!”

Lisandro Martinez vs Nottingham Forest

Stats courtesy of Squakwa

Most touches (119)
Most passes (103)
Most tackles made (5)
Most interceptions (2)
9 x possession gained
8 duels gained
6 passes into remaining third
4 clearances
3 aerial duels gained

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