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Man Utd’s “Rolls-Royce” star might assist flip McTominay right into a monster


Going into the ultimate phases of the season, the temper at Manchester United couldn’t be any higher than what it’s proper now.

Not solely did the 4-3 victory over Liverpool within the FA Cup present a lot enjoyment and leisure on the time, however it’s nonetheless being replayed by the followers per week later, with the sport uniting all the membership.

The end result has most undoubtedly handed Erik ten Hag some respiratory room till the tip of the season, and with the return of some key gamers from damage, evidently every part is falling into place for a powerful end.

Nonetheless, the boss was nonetheless awaiting the supply of 1 particular person for that sport, who might have a huge effect on United’s probabilities of success this season.

The most recent on Lisandro Martinez’s damage

It’s been a troublesome spell for Lisandro Martinez over simply shy of the final yr, with an damage suffered final season most undoubtedly hindering his progress this time round.

The quantity six has solely began seven Premier League video games this marketing campaign, with one other setback linked to the damage final April making him miss an enormous 22 matches from September to January.


Martinez made his first league begin on his return in opposition to Wolverhampton Wanderers within the 4-3 victory, and he was additionally included within the beginning lineup three days later in opposition to West Ham United, the place he picked up one other unlucky setback, making him miss an additional ten matches.

Nonetheless, the 26-year-old has been concerned in coaching on grass with the Argentine nationwide crew this week, however he has since returned to Manchester to organize for a possible return in opposition to Brentford, which will likely be extraordinarily welcomed.


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Erik ten Hag would have liked him in his United crew.

How Martinez might supercharge McTominay

There’s no denying that Scott McTominay has been concerned in loads of potential season-defining moments already this marketing campaign, with all of them relating to his risk within the opposition field.

Regardless of not at all times being a starter below Ten Hag, the 27-year-old has performed 25 Premier League matches this marketing campaign, with a mean of 60 minutes per sport, whereas additionally being United’s joint-top scorer within the league with seven.


However, in reality, McTominay’s profile is fairly restricted with reference to what he can convey to the desk as a midfielder on the ball, as highlighted by his measly tally of 16 correct passes per sport.

Subsequently, the inclusion of Martinez within the aspect would take an amazing quantity of duty off the shoulders of the quantity 37 from each an in-possession and out-of-possession standpoint, and the desk under gives proof for that by exhibiting a handful of Martinez’s statistics from his two newest begins.

Martinez vs Wolves & West Ham



West Ham







Move accuracy



Possession misplaced






Dribbled previous



By way of Sofascore

Initially, it’s fairly clear that the previous Ajax gem is a “Rolls Royce” of a defender, as described by soccer creator Liam Canning, resulting from his capability to excel on the ball and off it.

When in possession, Martinez is extraordinarily comfy, controlling the tempo from the again, as displayed within the desk through his passing and low possession misplaced statistics.

The Argentine brings way more development and management within the build-up, which permits McTominay’s strengths to be on show additional up the sphere when in possession: scoring targets, mopping up second balls to spring assaults, and making runs throughout the entrance line.


Martinez can also be an aggressive defender who excels when getting into duels and getting near his man, as proven by his tackles and the actual fact he wasn’t dribbled previous as soon as. Because of this Ten Hag may have a extra proactive defender, which might restrict the chance of pushing the Scotland worldwide additional ahead.

McTominay undoubtedly has a singular skillset for a midfielder, and he might really shine additional up the sphere as soon as Martinez returns from damage.



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