Lisandro Martinez has defined why he selected to be a part of Manchester United this summer season, regardless of curiosity from the likes of Arsenal.
Martinez’s €55m transfer from Ajax was lastly confirmed on Wednesday, with the centre-back signing a five-year deal at Old Trafford.
Earlier within the summer season, Arsenal had appeared in pole place to signal the 24-year-old. But as reported by 90min, United quickly leapfrogged them as favorites to safe his companies after they recognized him as their major defensive goal.
Speaking in his first prolonged interview as a United participant, Martinez defined why he was at all times in favor of becoming a member of the Red Devils this summer season.
“Well, Manchester United I think is one of the best clubs in the world. Every player wants to play here. The opportunity was there, so I took it and now I’m really happy to be here,” he informed the membership’s media crew.
Martinez went on to confess that the prospect to reunite with former Ajax coach Erik ten Hag additionally performed a crucial position in his choice.
“Well, I was with him for three years at Ajax and I know his style of play. With him I’ve improved a lot to be honest. He’s here in Manchester now, so again the opportunity was there and he’s obviously very important in my career,” he added.
“[He is] very intense, for sure. Good football. Winning mentality, you know? That is the most important thing, yes.
“I believe he is very clear as effectively so I believe you possibly can study every single day with him after which within the sport you may also totally perceive – ways and every little thing, so sure.”
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Martinez was then asked what he would bring to United on the pitch, to which he replied: “I really like to help my team-mates, but every player – I want the best for everyone.
“If everyone seems to be match and everyone seems to be good, then we will win, you realize? Because we will win with 11 gamers if everyone seems to be good, it’s going to assist one another. This is certainly one of my first factors. Then I actually aggressive, I like to win, you realize? It’s all about successful. I’m additionally an excellent good friend. Yes.
“I will give my 100 percent every game, every training. Of course, also the team, we will.
“We will play as a crew and I do know of course the followers of Manchester United – I watch movies, once I see a sport, some opinions too and the followers of Manchester United are so loopy. But I like that keenness as a result of soccer is about that can be.”