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Lisandro Martinez posts incredible stats in another man-of-the-match performance vs. Southampton

by Derick Kinoti


Manchester United fought hard for a 1-0 win victory against Southampton, in Erik ten Hag’s second victory in the Old Trafford dugout.

United clinched all three points through a Bruno Fernandes goal, who converted a brilliant Diogo Dalot cross.

However, the Red Devils were far from perfect and were second best in large phases of the game.

Ten Hag’s side finished the game with 52% possession, compared to the Saints’ 48%.

There was not much to separate the two sides in terms of shots on target. United had 11 attempts at goal, with only 6 being on target.

Ralph Hassenhuttl’s men had 17 shots, 6 more than their opponents, with 5 being on target.

United completed 400 passes, with a pass accuracy of 73%.

Southampton made 39 fewer passes than the 20-time English champions, with a similar pass success rate.

The standout performer in Ten Hag’s defensive masterclass was Lisandro Martinez.

As in Monday’s match against Liverpool, the Argentine had another monster performance and he is quickly silencing his doubters in England.

Martinez, who has come under scrutiny over his height, won an immense 5/5 aerial duels against Southampton. He was not beaten even once in the air.

The 24-year-old also won 100% of his ground duels, coming out on top in every single challenge he went into.

The former Ajax player, who is becoming an Old Trafford cult hero already, completed 100% of his dribbles and had 48 touches of the ball.

Martinez had 61 touches of the ball and made an impressive 7 clearances. He also intercepted the ball 4 times.

Awarded man-of-the-match and rightly so, he crowned his masterclass with a clean sheet that will bode well for the team’s confidence ahead of Leicester City on Thursday.

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