Rio Ferdinand praised Lisandro Martinez and his performances
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Manchester United looks like a new team this season and many are happy about the revival of the Red Devils. Erik ten Hag has changed a lot within the team. Their goal will remain to be in the top 4, and it is interesting that they are also participants in other cups (FA Cup and EFL Cup).
There are many interesting and good players in the Manchester United team this season, but Lisandro Martinez stands out as one of the best. United legend, Rio Ferdinand believes that Martinez is currently in the best form and that he looks great on the field.
'On form right now, I don't think there's really much argument coming from anywhere else,' he said, as quoted by dailymail.co.uk 'I think he's dominant, he's aggressive, he's a leader, he communicates well, he shows character, he's there in big moments.'
Rio Ferdinand asked himself whether a player who is 5ft 7in can match the players in the Premier League. 'But I was one of the ones questioning, 'Is he physically gonna be able to compete here if teams isolate him, if teams isolate him?'
Erik ten Hag and Martinez
'And that's where Erik ten Hag has been confident in tactically being able to keep teams away from being able to dominate enough possession to isolate someone like Martinez.
And, up till now, he hasn't been exposed in that sense. On a regular basis, week after week, are we not sitting there going, "That's a recurring problem, there. It continues to happen, someone's pulling out on him and jumping over him or bullying him physically".
Ferdinand is happy for Martinez and the people who realized how good a player Martinez is. 'We haven't seen that, that hasn't become the narrative, and you have to say well done to him but also well done to the recruitment up to now.'