Ten Hag: Warrior Lisandro will be Man Utd fans' favourite

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag says new signing Lisandro Martinez will be a fans’ favourite.

United announced on Sunday that a transfer had been agreed with Ajax for the 24-year-old Argentina defender.

Martinez will be reunited with his former boss from the Eredivisie soon, with the move still being subject to a medical, player terms being finalised, and to UK visa requirements.

“He’s a warrior and I think the fans will admire him. He has an attitude, fighting spirit,” Ten Hag told manutd.com.

“He brings aggressiveness in the game, in a good way. I think we need that.

“But also, he’s also skilful and he can deal with the ball and he’s left-footed.”

The boss feels Martinez has the right character to adjust to Premier League football and that there are advantages when it comes to being used to his methods, from their time together in the Eredivisie.

“I think it’s important, yeah. I think the Premier League is high intensity, lots of challenges. We need such players [with fighting spirit],” he added.

“Certain ideas, he knows them. That is an advantage, clearly.

“But also he has to adapt, to a new country, a new club, new team-mates. So also a lot of things will be different.”