Lisandro Martinez, the Manchester United star, was sent back to Ajax after an amazing skill from Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah resulted in a goal for the Reds. The Argentine defender was left spinning after the Egyptian winger’s sublime piece of skill in the first half of the Premier League clash at Anfield.
The incident happened in the 33rd minute of the match when Salah received a pass from Georginio Wijnaldum and then proceeded to flick the ball over the head of Martinez. The Argentine defender was left completely wrong-footed as Salah then raced past him and fired a shot past David de Gea in the United goal.
The goal was the first of the match and it put Liverpool in the driving seat. They went on to win the match 2-0 and Martinez was left to reflect on what had happened.
The 23-year-old had only joined United from Ajax in the summer and was making his first start for the club. He had been brought in to provide competition for Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof at the back, but his debut was one to forget.
Martinez was sent back to Ajax after the match and it is clear that he is still spinning from the incident. He has since taken to social media to express his disappointment at the result and to thank the fans for their support.
The incident has also been widely discussed on social media, with many fans praising Salah’s skill and Martinez’s misfortune. It is clear that the Argentine defender will be hoping to put the incident behind him and move on with his United career.
It is a reminder of the quality of the Premier League and the skill of the players involved. Martinez will be hoping to put the incident behind him and prove his worth to United in the coming weeks and months.