Ten Hag reveals why world champion defender rejected Arsenal

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Ten Hag reveals why world champion defender rejected Arsenal. Before joining Manchester United.

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has revealed. Why Lisandro Martinez, the 2022 World Cup winner, chose to move to Old Trafford Arsenal.

The 24-year-old Argentine has received serious interest from Manchester United and Arsenal during the transfer market. Last summer But he decide to move to the Theater of Dreams because he wanted to work with Ten Hag, having worked together before at Ajax.

“Lisandro Martinez called me and said: I’m leaving Ajax,” the Red Devils boss told Dutch media.

“I could sign for Arsenal , but if you wanted me, I’d go to Manchester United. “

Ten Hag bought Martinez from Ajax for £57 million.

Martinez, 24, is only the sixth defender to win the Player of the Season award. After Christian Kivu, Maxwell, Jan Vertonghen and Da. Le Blind and Davinson Sanchez. Although he has missed all of the club’s last seven league games due to a minor muscle injury.

Martinez was originally brought in as a backup for Nicolas Tagliafico at left-back. But as a player who is very outstanding in passing the ball. He was thus deploy as a defensive midfielder in a 4-2-3-1 formation.