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Great player he gives his heart soul on pitch – Antony hails Man Utd star


Manchester United’s new signing, Antony, has singled out defender, Lisandro Martinez for praise following his £86million move to Old Trafford.

Antony said Martinez is a great player, adding that the Argentine gives his heart and soul on the pitch.

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The 22-year-old and Martinez were former teammates during their time at Ajax.

Recall that Man United confirmed Antony’s big-money move to the Red Devils from Ajax on transfer deadline day.

The Brazilian signed a five-year contract with Man United.

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Speaking at his press conference, Antony said about his relationship with Martinez: “We spent two years together at Ajax. We developed a really strong friendship.

“I have got a lot of respect for him and his family, who I got to know as well. I’m glad we are back together again to make history.

“He messaged me today and yesterday. He’s a great friend that I’ve made in football. Now we’re back together and we’ve spoken about achieving great things together here.”

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He added: “Martinez has his Argentinian style, we know it well. I love it and it motivates me to see him play.

“The way he competes, the way he plays he gives his heart and soul on the pitch. I have the same personality. He knows me well and knows what I’m like.

“I put my body on the line – blood, sweat and tears. If I need to leave the pitch really hurting, no problem, it’s my life, it’s my job.

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“Watching Martinez, I know him well, up close. He’s a great player we can all see, people recognise this, Martinez is a craque [ace].”

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