Manchester United reveal Lisandro Martinez’s jersey number for next season

Manchester United reveal Lisandro Martinez jersey number for next season

Manchester United have announced that new summer signing Lisandro Martinez will wear jersey No.6 for next season.

Martinez officially joined Man United this week following his £55million transfer from Ajax and penned a five-year deal plus an option to make it six with The Red Devils.

The Argentine, who is eager to start playing for the Manchester United badge, started at the back alongside Raphael Varane where he wore the No.6 jersey during a friendly game against Wrexham that was played behind-closed-doors and helped The Reds to a comfortable 4-1 win at Carrington.

Manchester United’s official website has now officially revealed that the former Ajax defender will become The Reds’ next jersey no.6 after Paul Pogba, who left the club this summer to Juventus as a free agent.

United will round up their pre-season with friendlies against Atletico Madrid and Rayo Vallecano this weekend in Oslo and like Christian Eriksen, Lisandro Martinez is highly likely to feature in both games, provided he’s injury free.

Manchester United reveal Lisandro Martinez jersey no.6
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Speaking about the Premier League, Martinez said: “I think the Premier League is the best league in the world. It’s really intensive, it’s very difficult, very physical also. Every game, I really want to watch.

“I really like this challenge, you know? It’s like a mix. Because in Argentina, it’s like every game you have to fight, you know? I think Eredivisie is more about the football. But here, it’s everything, you know? Everything in one package.”

The defender also revealed that he watched loads of Manchester United games because he believes every game United play is an important game.

“Yeah, always,” said the 24-year-old on if he watches The Red Devils in action. “Every game from Manchester United is an important game, you know? As a player, I was always watching the games for Manchester United.”