Lisandro Martinez admits he's enjoying playing alongside Raphael Varane

Lisandro Martinez is now thriving for United and is becoming a fan favourite.

Manchester United defender Lisandro Martinez admits he’s enjoying playing alongside Raphael Varane.

The France international had his fitness issues in his first season at the club, but he worked hard in pre-season under Ten Hag and has been excellent since displacing Maguire.

“Everyone knows how good he is. He is a legend for me,” Martinez said.

“I’m really happy to play with him at the back, but every player in the team is ready to play. Every player is doing well and working hard. That’s the important point.

“It’s not just Varane, it is Harry, it is Luke Shaw, it is Donny can de Beek, it is everyone. Everyone is ready, that is the good point [of where we are] as a team.”

The 24-year-old was in the spotlight after United suffered back-to-back defeats to open the season and his lack of stature was questioned.

The former Ajax defender admits the adjustment was tricky to start with, but he is now thriving for United and is becoming a fan favourite.

“Well, the Premier League is the best league in the world because it is very physical and you are playing against the best players in the world every game. You have to prepare, you have to be ready for that,” he said. “I think, at the beginning, it was a bit hard but like every step I have had to take in my career, you have to work hard, you have to keep going. Now we are doing well.”

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