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EPL: He’s a leader – Carragher finally apologizes to Man Utd star

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Liverpool legend, Jamie Carragher has apologised to Lisandro Martinez after he previously said that the Manchester United defender was too small to play in the Premier League.

Martinez joined Man United from Ajax last summer transfer window.

However, before he had even stepped on the pitch for Man United, many expressed doubts over whether the Argentina World Cup winner was the right fit for Erik ten Hag’s side.

Critics, including Carragher, held reservations over Martinez’s height as he is currently the shortest centre-back in the Premier League at just 5ft 9in.

“That is small for any player on the pitch in some ways now, really,” Carragher had said back in August.

But Martinez has proved his doubters wrong as he has been a key part of Ten Hag’s team, helping them win the Carabao Cup and reaching the FA Cup final, where they will play Manchester City.

Speaking on Sky Sports on Monday, Carragher described Martinez as a leader and a warrior, admitting that he made a mistake over his comments on the 25-year-old.

He said, “[Too short to play in the Premier League] that is not about Lisandro Martinez, that is about any centre-back coming to the Premier League whose well under six-foot you think is going to have a problem.

“I just looked at him and thought, how can you overcome that in the Premier League.

“But just like with Casemiro, it is a massive drop off when Martinez is not in the Manchester United team defensively, but also his ability on the ball and playing out from the back.

“He is a warrior, he is a leader and when you think of that spine of the team, certainly him and Casemiro, two new signings, they have made a huge difference.

“So apologies Lisandro and all Man United fans can you stop tweeting me about Lisandro Martinez now please!”


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