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Manchester United takeover state of play as Lisandro Martinez sends warning

Manchester Evening News 4 hours ago
Lisandro Martinez says Manchester United must improve next season
Lisandro Martinez says Manchester United must improve next season

Your latest Manchester United headlines on Thursday, June 8.

Takeover state of play

Manchester United supporters are still waiting for their football club to be sold by the Glazer family - in what has started to feel like a never-ending saga.

Back in November, it was made public that offers would be welcomed by United'sowners - who took full control of the club in 2005 after buying initial shares two years prior. Now, there is the opportunity for someone else to take on the Premier League giants - as Erik ten Hag looks to bring the glory days back to Old Trafford.

The two people battling it out to buy United are Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani, with Finnish billionaire Thomas Zilliacus having withdrawn from the process in April. The asking price from the Glazers has been reported at £6billion - a figure which nobody is yet to meet. Of the family, brothers Joel and Avram are said to be keen on staying involved with United.

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Martinez sends Man United warning for next season

Lisandro Martinez has praised the mentality at Manchester United but he's warned the team must improve again next season.

The Argentine, reflecting on his first season with United's in-house media, has admitted it's been a 'dream' to play for the club and although he praised the mentality within the dressing room, he warned there's still more progress to be made.

“I’m really happy to be here, it’s a big dream of mine,” Martinez said. “(Never-say-die) is my mentality, I try to show in every ball, in every game, that is what I like. That is my game as well, to give everything that I have.

“I think it’s very important for me to be calm with the ball, especially when they [the opposition] press us and put high pressure on.
You have to be calm, and make the right decision, so it’s very important when we have the ball, to keep playing, to not be nervous.

"I try to do my best, give a lot of energy to the team and have a good attitude as well, with passion. We have a really good mentality here and we've changed many things. We're in a good way but we still have to improve a lot.

"With the coach, he likes to play good football as well, which is very important. As I've said in many interviews, football is life and you have to fight for that. You cannot give in easily (on the pitch)."

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