Lisandro Martinez was criticised during his early days at Manchester United with many pundits saying that his height is not suitable for the intensity of the English league.
The critics seem to be right with their claims after the Argentine performed woefully against Brighton and Brentford. However, he has since then developed into one of the best players at Old Trafford at this moment.
To the disappointment of these critics, Martinez has won much praise from football fans across the world, including among his Premier League colleagues.
Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has commended the efforts of the former Ajax man to turn things around despite all the negativity about him. The Liverpool man further described Martinez’s critics as a group of people who talk rubbish.
Speaking on the Overlap, in partnership with Sky Bet, van Dijk said: “People talking about Lisandro Martínez and his height, are talking absolute rubbish. It can help as a centre-back if you’re a bit taller, but what he’s done since coming to the Premier League, has been good. He’s a good signing for Manchester United, he’s good on the ball, he’s very passionate, so I can only speak positively about him.
I have respect for what he’s achieved so far, and I hope he does well at United, but that he doesn’t get successful there with winning trophies!
“In England, everyone loves criticising players about everything, but that’s fine because you can’t change it. Lisandro has shown many good performances already, and he shouldn’t think about the outside noise around him.”