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Pundits piled on the praise for Lisandro Martinez after his Player of the Match performance against Nottingham Forest on Tuesday night.
Martinez was outstanding with his back to goal at The City Ground, and Roy Keane was quick to emphasise how he loves to defend, while Michael Dawson was effusive in his appraisal of the Argentinian's bravery.
Manchester United won 3-0 to take a commanding step towards the Carabao Cup final, thanks to a sensational Marcus Rashford opener, before Wout Weghorst opened his account and Bruno Fernandes made it three.
Lisandro Martinez drew widespread praise from pundits after his display against Nottingham Forest
And Keane - who was infamous for his readiness to make a strong challenge in his playing days - was glowing in his praise of the United defender.
'He's got pride in his defending,' the former Red Devils captain began. 'You've seen his character and his desire. He wants to defend.
'He's the kind of person you want to be in the trenches with. From a defender's point of view they'll be delighted with a clean sheet.'