Following Argentina’s victory against the Netherlands in the 2022 Qatar World Cup quarterfinals on Friday night, Aston Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez called Manchester United center back Lisandro Martinez a “beast” on Instagram.
After the quarterfinal match ended 2-2 after extra time, Argentina defeated the Netherlands 4-3 on penalties.
Goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez of Aston Villa stole the show in the penalty shootout by stopping attempts from Steven Berghuis and Virgil van Dijk.
Lisandro Martinez, a center back for Manchester United, started the game and participated for 113 minutes.
The 24-year-old, who is worth £56.7 million (Sky Sports), was a rock at the back and appeared to relish the physical contest.
Although Wout Weghorst’s header beat him, the former Ajax great was able to contain the Netherlands attackers.
Emiliano Martinez and Lisandro Martinez are very certain to start for the South American powerhouses Argentina when they take on Croatia in the semifinals.
Emi Martinez, a star for Villa, commended Lisandro Martinez, a member of Argentina’s national team, on Instagram for his performance against the Netherlands, as you can see below.
Before the 2022 World Cup took place, Manchester United saw the decline of Jadon Sancho and Antony. But in the opposite direction, another factor in ɑttack, Alejandro Garnacho, explоded strongly and became the November Player of the Month of the Red Devils.
Garnacho is shining brightly at Man Utd
Shoot, citing Football Insider, said that in the context of the contract between the two sides due to expire in 2024, Man Utd is ready to offer Garnacho a lucrative new deal to tie him to Old Trafford. It is expected that Garnacho’s role in the near future will become even more important after Cristiano Ronaldo leaves.
Garnacho has yet to make a decision on his future.
According to the source, if the development process continues, Man United believes that Garnacho will easily be valued at £ 50m in the near future. It is known that coach Erik Ten Hag really appreciates Garnacho and will continue to give faith to the young Argentine talent.
Before that, Garnacho moved to Old Trafford from Atletico Madrid in 2020, through a deal worth less than £500,000. With what has been shown, it can be affirmed that Garnacho is really a ‘bargain’ of the Red Devils.
Man Utd is wasting time with the remnants of Solskjaer
It might be time for the Old Trafford team to choose firmly about the former Ajax Amsterdam star.
After a pause of over a month due to the World Cup, Manchester United just played their first game. Naturally, teachers and coach Erik Ten Hag expected to succeed when facing Cadiz, the squad that is currently in the La Liga group with a red light.
However, after a truly horrible performance, the Red Devils lost 2-4 in the end. Since it was essentially simply a friendly game, Ten Hag won’t be too upset about the loss. However, several players saw this as a significant chance to showcase their skills, and regrettably, some of them failed to make a good first impression.
De Beek is the expensive signing of Solskjaer.
This is frequently the case with Donny Van de Beek, who recently made his eighth appearance since the season’s start. But he proceeded to demonstrate himself as Man Utd’s failed signing with a mediocre performance rather than taking the chance and flourishing. De Beek played very cautious for the first 45 minutes of the game, which prevented him from having any significant influence.
Even when compared to up-and-coming players like Kobbie Mainoo or Zidane Iqbal, De Beek performs noticeably worse. Since both of these young midfielders are making their first appearances for the Red Devils’ first team this season, it is obvious that De Beek’s lengthy absence from the game cannot be used as an explanation for his lackluster performance.
Time for Man Utd to bid farewell to De Beek.
De Beek, a player who has missed far too many chances to show himself, can be deemed to be United’s biggest time waster. As Ten Hag said last month, a financing agreement won’t benefit De Beek. It might be time for the Red Devils to make a firm choice and move the midfielder, though.
Casemiro, Christian Eriksen, and Bruno Fernandes are the three players receiving the majority of the playing time in the midfield for Manchester United. They all have one thing in common: they all started out strong at Old Trafford. Casemiro was the player who needed the most time to adjust, but he only needed a few substitutions before he was able to show his talent as a top defensive midfielder in the world.
Time is running out for De Beek.
For De Beek, this is already his third year playing at Old Trafford, and his performances tend to get even worse over time. While Man Utd is in need of improving the squad and their targets like Cody Gakpo, Denzel Dumfries or Victor Osimhen are all blockbuster deals, the sale of De Beek to raise the transfer budget is clear. is an ideal solution.