New Manchester United defender Lisandro Martinez has revealed his football idol. The former Ajax Amsterdam utility player talked about his idol in a chat with the Manchester United website shortly after he was unveiled. According to him, Gabriel Heinze is his football idol.

Speaking further on Gabriel Heinze, Martinez said it was one of his challenges as he knew that his idol was a former player at Manchester United. Argentina national team defender Martinez hinted he was under pressure to live up to the standards set by Gabriel Heinze, his idol, at the club.

Martinez didn’t have the best of starts at Manchester United after his debut Premier League season started with two straight defeats. Since then, Martinez and Manchester United have won four Premier League games in a row.

In the first Premier League game of the season, Martinez started at the heart of the Manchester United defence alongside club skipper Harry Maguire. The former Ajax Amsterdam player can also feature efficiently and effectively at left-back and defensive midfield. Martinez didn’t have the best of games as Manchester United were beaten 2-1 at home by Brighton and Hove Albion on the occasion of the first Premier League game for new manager Erik Ten Hag.

Martinez lasted for 45 minutes in the second Premier League game of the season for Manchester United after he struggled to impose himself on the attackers. He was subbed off at the half-time interval after Manchester United conceded four times in the first half. The Argentine player had started the game at the heart of the defence alongside skipper Maguire just like what was obtainable with the first game against Brighton. The second game in the Premier League this season ended in a 4-0 loss at London team Brentford for Manchester United.

Since the Brentford game, Manchester United have won four games in a row and Martinez has played the entire duration in each of those games.