Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel scathed into Lisandro Martinez for his position in Brighton & Hove Albion’s second objective in opposition to the Purple Devils. The Seagulls received the Premier League conflict at Outdated Trafford 3-1 on Saturday, September 16.
Danny Welbeck, Pascal Gross, and Joao Pedro acquired on the scoresheet for Roberto De Zerbi’s aspect. In the meantime, teenager Hannibal Mejbri pulled one comfort objective again for the Purple Devils.
Martinez’s position in Gross’s objective was questionable. The Argentine central defender was turned contained in the field with a dummy after the German latched on to Tariq Lamptey’s cross. He tried to try the shot from Gross by turning on his again and failed miserably in his efforts.
Schmeichel was left confused by what the 2022 FIFA World Cup winner was making an attempt to do as he questioned the Argentine’s positioning and decision-making. The legendary goalkeeper stated (quotes as per Metro):
“It’s form of what occurs at Manchester United on the minute, it is extremely particular person. Gamers, as an example, Martinez right here, try to be a hero and get in and block. Individuals know this. If we take a look at him there, he places himself ready immediately in line of the goalkeeper.”
He went on so as to add:
“He needs to be closing down fairly of simply stood up making an attempt to dam. If you wish to block, don’t flip your physique, stand tall. Clearly issues aren’t proper for Manchester United.”
The Purple Devils have now misplaced three of their first 5 league sport, together with the final two, this season. They’re thirteenth within the league desk, having earned solely six factors from 5 video games.
What number of appearances has Lisandro Martinez made for Manchester United up to now?
Lisandro Martinez joined United from Ajax in the summertime of 2022 for a charge of £47 million, in response to The Athletic. The Argentine has since been an essential participant for Erik ten Hag’s group’s protection.
He has made 50 appearances for the Purple Devils throughout competitions. He helped United maintain eight clear sheets in 27 Premier League appearances final season. Together with Raphael Varane, Martinez has been a mainstay on the coronary heart of the group’s backline.
Nonetheless, his efficiency in opposition to Brighton rubbed many the fallacious manner, together with Schmeichel. The show was uncharacteristic because the participant has been very good for the Premier League membership since becoming a member of them final 12 months.
Manchester United will subsequent face Bayern Munich at Allianz Area within the UEFA Champions League group stage on Wednesday, September 20.
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