Lisandro Martinez, the Manchester United acquisition who followed Erik ten Hag from Ajax to Manchester, has won the season’s first Player of the Month award.
His 24-year-performances old’s have been scrutinized since his arrival from the Netherlands, and after a rocky start, he has recovered brilliantly to become one of United’s greatest players.
Martinez was named Man of the Match against both Liverpool and Southampton, and while some critics continue to doubt him, his spot in the starting lineup is secure.
As announced by the official Manchester United website, Martinez won the prize after being nominated alongside fellow defenders Raphael Varane and Tyrell Malacia.
Martinez’s stellar performances have drawn the attention of supporters worldwide and his stats were compared to Virgil van Dijk earlier in the week. To very little surprise, the Argentine came out on top in every comparison.
It goes without saying but Martinez is thoroughly deserving of this award and should be acknowledged for his performances this month – it’s never easy joining a new league and especially when you’re already under the microscope before a ball has been kicked.
As a left-footed center-back, Martinez has added balance to the side and that’s something United has lacked for several years. With a starting place in Argentina’s national team still up for grabs, he will be hoping to keep this form up.