(Video) Vincent Kompany names Lisandro Martinez’s strengths above other centre-backs

Former Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany praised Lisandro Martinez and insisted his height is not an issue.

Kompany will be waiting to see what reception he receives from Old Trafford tonight as he returns to the Theatre of Dreams – but this time in the dugout as Burnley manager. As a former City player, the United faithful will know a win against the Clarets means even more now than it did before.

Still, the Belgian is regarded as one of the best centre-backs in Premier League history. He spoke on the Red Devils’ summer signing, Martinez, who was doubted by many rival fans before he even kicked a ball for United due to his height.

The Argentinian, who will not feature tonight as he is still celebrating being crowned a world champion with his national team, has since made all his critics eat their words, as he has been exceptional for the Reds.

Kompany on Martinez

Kompany told ESPN: “No, of course, he’s not too small, no way.”

He added: “If you have a high line and you think early, you work early on crosses, you jump early, that mobility can give you an advantage – believe it or not. There’s not many players who would like to play against Lisandro Martinez.”

Take a look at Kompany’s comments in full below:


Footage courtesy of ESPN.

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