Scott McTominay recently described an emotional conversation he had with Licha after the Argentine midfielder won the championship.
The 2022 World Cup in Qatar has concluded, and La Albiceleste has been crowned the new champion of the world’s largest football tournament. Lisandro Martinez is the only Manchester United player to possess the prestigious gold trophy this year. Scott McTominay congratulated his teammate immediately.
During the fan Q&A, the Scottish midfielder was asked what he hopes to accomplish in the coming years at Old Trafford. McTominay has revealed an encouraging text message from Lisandro Martinez in order to provide insight into the team’s current mentality. “I congratulated Lisandro [Martinez] via text message, and he responded, “Next is Manchester United.” After winning the World Cup, he immediately sought out additional trophies. Next, it demonstrates the winning mentality of this team.”
Lisandro Martinez arrived in the red half of Manchester in the summer for a fee of up to 56 million pounds and quickly established himself as a solid wall and a formidable leader in defence. As a result, coach Lionel Scaloni summoned the 1998-born player to Argentina for the 2022 World Cup.
Lisandro Martinez brings solidity in front of Emiliano Martinez’s goal every time he is introduced to the field in Qatar, despite not being in the starting lineup very often.
After the parade in Buenos Aires, world champion Licha will return to Manchester. The team coached by Erik ten Hag will play Burnley in the Carabao Cup and Nottingham Forest at Old Trafford in the 2022/23 Premier League season.
On Tuesday, the majority of the Reds’ World Cup squad returned to training at Carrington.
Man Utd officially extended the contract with 4 players but De Gea is not named
Four Man United players are said to have exercised the contract extension option. In it, a column was abruptly struck out. Marcus Rashford, Luke Shaw, Diogo Dalot, David de Gea, and Fred are among the current Manchester United squad members whose contracts expire in June 2023. Typically, if the players have not successfully negotiated an extension, the MU leadership will proactively activate the contract extension for another year.
However, everything changed when Erik ten Hag became head coach.
The Dutch strategist will evaluate the performance of each player and then make a recommendation to the management board regarding who to retain and who to release.
In light of this latest development, Manchester United has decided to extend the contracts of only four first-team players for an additional year.
Two credible journalists, Laurie Whitwell and Fabrizio Romano, have independently confirmed that Marcus Rashford, Luke Shaw, Diogo Dalot, and Fred are the four players whose contracts have been extended by Manchester United for another season. Particularly in the case of goalkeeper David de Gea, this list does not include the Spanish superstar.
It is known that instead of activating De Gea’s extension clause, Manchester United would prefer to sign a new contract with the 32-year-old goalkeeper.
Due to the fact that De Gea’s weekly salary of 375,000 pounds is among the highest on the team.
MU’s position is crystal clear: if De Gea wishes to remain with Old Trafford, he must accept a significant salary cut.
De Gea, in fact, deserves such a high level of compensation based on his performance over the last 11 years. But now, as he begins to move up the career ladder, the 32-year-old goalkeeper needs to share more with the club. De Gea remains the top choice in the wood frame, but his salary should be reduced. This is especially true while the Red Devils are rebuilding and preparing to welcome more stars to Old Trafford in the summer of 2023.