Lisandro Martinez had been a big name in his early days at Man United and took a leaf out of the book of Gabriel Heinze. He arrived at Man United from Ajaz for an attractive £57 million deal and conjured the same chant of Argentina primarily aimed at Heinze at the time of the latter’s three-year spell in the Premier League.

Now, it appears like the 24-old year player has been able to turn the corner after a difficult start to life in English football with his full-throttle and aggressive approach that proved to be a hit with the fans. The characteristics that had helped in drawing inevitable comparisons with Heinze with the duo talking about the potential of Martinez’s move to the Man United before it materialized.

Martinez talked to Heinze before he arrived at Old Trafford and spoke about life and football. He had said that he would like to play him. As he mentioned that they both are different but he also likes his mentality. The Argentine player had been substituted at half-time in a sober loss and doubters had expressed their concerns about his adherence to English football.

He said that at times, it is important to be patient. In the beginning, they might not have played as they wanted. However, it is a part of football and they eventually understand that. It is experience. There is a new team and a new system. So, they have to keep going. But the Argentine player, according to him, had shown his qualities to recover from the disappointment they had in West London by putting in additional strength and conditioning work at the training ground in recent times.

Martinez says that football is always physical and players have to train hard and be ready.