Manchester United fans hail 'true warrior' Lisandro Martinez

‘We need a hell of a lot more’: Man United fans hail ‘true warrior’ Lisandro Martinez after his £55m transfer from Ajax but call on club chiefs to keep splashing the cash to overhaul their failing squad

  • Manchester United announced the £55million signing of Lisandro Martinez
  • The Argentinian becomes Manchester United’s third summer signing 
  • Supporters praised the defender’s arrival on social media but demanded more
  • Martinez will link up with his team-mates ahead of the start of the season

Lisandro Martinez has finally been unveiled as a Manchester United player after the central defender completed his £55million move from Ajax. 

United fans reacting on social media shared their delight after Erik ten Hag secured his third summer signing of the transfer window.

Having already brought Tyrell Malacia and Christian Eriksen to the club, Martinez becomes Ten Hag’s first big-money signing as the famous club seek to bounce back after a disastrous end to last season.

United have been slow in the transfer market compared to some of their league rivals, but have been steadily increasing the tempo in their transfer dealings as the Premier League season gets underway in 10 days time. 

Lisandro Martinez shows his delight as he signs his Manchester United contract ahead of a new season

Martinez has completed his £55million move from Dutch side Ajax to Manchester United

Martinez was originally targeted by Arsenal but quickly chose the Manchester club as his preferred option once Ten Hag showed interest in his former player.

The Old Trafford outfit has been crying out for defensive reinforcements after the club finished the previous season with a zero-goal difference marking the worst Premier League season in the club’s history.

However, fans rejoiced on social media after Manchester United unveiled Martinez as their newest star signing on Wednesday. 

Martinez arrives from Ajax where he spent three years playing under Erik ten Hag

One avid United supporter was ‘thrilled’ with the new arrival of the Argentinian defender

Another joked that Manchester United’s Martinez is ‘officially the best defender’ in the league

One fan took to Twitter to share his delight, claiming Martinez was ‘the kind of player that will die for you and that’ll do anything to win. The exact kind of mentality we need within the club.’

Another user clearly ecstatic with the news joked that Martinez is now ‘officially the best defender in the premier league’.

However despite his arrival, many supporters refused to get carried away, insisting that more new signings are needed after United missed out on Champions League qualification last season.

Some supporters used the signing news to call on the club’s hierarchy to bring in more players

Dubbed the ‘butcher of Amsterdam’, fans are expecting Martinez to become a ‘true warrior’

Many supporters rejoiced in the arrival of Martinez as Ten Hag got his former player

One United fan insisted the club still ‘need a hell of a lot more’, while those sentiments were echoed by a user who said, ‘great signing but we need more players.’

Nicknamed the ‘butcher of Amsterdam’ for his hard-hitting defending, some supporters simply reacted to the news wishing Martinez a warm welcome by calling the defender a ‘great signing and a true warrior on the pitch.’

Martinez started his career in his homeland of Argentina before joining Ajax in 2019. He quickly became a fan favourite helping the Dutch champions to two Eredevise league titles along with helping Argentina lift the Copa America in 2021.

The versatile defender was crowned Ajax’s player of the year last season and will rival Harry Maguire and Raphael Varane for a place in Manchester United’s starting defence. 

Martinez has previously been one of Ten Hag’s trusted stars in three years at Ajax

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