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Video: Lisandro Martinez leaves two children in tears after heartwarming encounter

by Derick Kinoti

Manchester United defender Lisandro Martinez left two young fans in tears in what was a heartwarming encounter.

A video that has surfaced on social media shows the Argentine stopping his car and signing a United shirt for the two kids.

This took place after United’s 3-1 win against Reading.

The video was posted by the children’s father, who thanked Martinez for his kindness.

After signing the shirt, Martinez then takes time to pose for a photo with the two siblings.

Soon after the United man drove off, the two young supporters were left in tears of joy and clearly emotional after meeting their idol.

The father wrote via his Twitter, “This is why players should never forget who pays their wages and how much football means to the fans.”

Martinez reacted to the tweet with two love-heart emojis.

In response to Martinez, the kids’ father replied by saying, “Thank you so much. My children will remember that moment for the rest of their lives.”

The video has gone viral and earned Martinez plaudits from the fanbase.

This interaction is just the latest from a long list of interactions Martinez has enjoyed with the Old Trafford faithful who have taken to him like a duck to water.

Whenever on the ball, fans audibly chant his name as well as the player’s country of origin.

The World Cup winner recently opened his United goalscoring account in the 3-2 defeat at the Emirates and immediately ran to the away support to celebrate with them.

It’s easy to see why Martinez is now a cult hero at the Theatre of Dreams. His steel, grit and no-nonsense defending is something that has been lacking at United for many years.

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