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Lisandro Martinez excels for Argentina in Copa America win vs Canada

Manchester United centre-back Lisandro Martinez delivered a fantastic performance in Argentina’s 2-0 win over Canada in the Copa America curtain-raiser.

The 26-year-old had a difficult second season with the Red Devils. He spent the majority of the campaign on the sidelines with multiple injuries.

Despite this, he ended the season on a high note. Martinez started in the FA Cup final and played a key role in the stunning win over Manchester City.

Martinez is currently on Copa America duty with Argentina. He was picked in the starting XI last night and delivered a superb display over 90 minutes.

The former Ajax man had 98 touches against Canada with a passing accuracy of 93 per cent. He also won 100 percent of his tackles, creating one big chance.

The centre-back was previously a regular substitute with Argentina manager Lionel Scaloni tending to prefer Cristian Romero and Nicolas Otamendi over him.

However, Martinez has now established himself from the left centre-back role for his country, displacing Otamendi who is considered as a national legend.

The United star will be aiming to impress over the course of the tournament. On the other hand, fans will be hoping that he can stay unscathed throughout.

Martinez has been injury-prone over the last 18 months and United can’t afford to lose him to another injury. They need him fit and firing for next season.

United play the first game of the 2024/25 Premier League campaign at home to Fulham. They have a brilliant chance to be top of the table in the first week.

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