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“He is a legend” – Lisandro Martinez waxes lyrical over defensive partner at Manchester United

Manchester United defender Lisandro Martinez has called his centre-back partner Raphael Varane a ‘legend’. The Argentine has enjoyed pairing up with the 2018 World Cup winner at Old Trafford since the beginning of the season.

When asked how it feels to be playing alongside Raphael Varane, Lisandro Martinez said (via Manchester Evening News): “Everyone knows how good he is. He is a legend for me.

“I’m really happy to play with him at the back, but every player in the team is ready to play. Every player is doing well and working hard.

“That’s the important point. It’s not just Varane, it is Harry, it is Luke Shaw, it is Donny van de Beek, it is everyone. Everyone is ready, that is the good point [of where we are] as a team.”

Martinez arrived from Ajax this summer and has been an instant hit with fans. He’s already a favourite at Old Trafford and you can be sure to hear ‘Argentina’ chants at most games this season.

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