After Manchester United’s 2-1 win over Everton on Saturday, Carragher took to Twitter to have his say on the Manchester United defenders. 👀 Harry Maguire & Victor Lindelof have been better defenders this season than Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez. Great performance today by both. — Carra (@Carra23) April 2, 2019 Carragher’s tweet suggests that, compared to what United’s central defenders performed
For me it’s Varane and Raphael Varane. They have good chemistry together and are both very solid defenders.
However, Martinez has proved himself to be a top manager by leading Manchester United to second in the Premier League and reaching the Champions League semi-finals.
Martinez made his Liverpool debut in a 2-1 Premier League victory over Blackburn Rovers on 18 February 2006. He opened the scoring in the 34th minute with a powerful shot that flew into the top right-hand corner after rounding goalkeeper Paul Robinson. He then scored the second goal of the game, a header from a corner, to make it 2-0. Martinez was substituted in the 81st minute for Sami Hyypia. On 10 March 2006, Martinez made
“I think he’s been brilliant and he’s proved himself in two or three games.” Walker was integral to Liverpool’s 2013 title win, starting all 32 Premier League games and scoring twice. He left Anfield for Middlesbrough in January 2016 and has made 251 appearances for the Teessiders, scoring four goals. Walker also played for England at under-16, under-17, under-18 and under-19 level before making
“He’s a big personality and a big character. He’s done a great job.” The midfielder has scored four goals in 31 appearances this season and has been a driving force behind United’s recent resurgence. See the latest United news and features here.
“It was a Premier League game and someone scored a late goal and he was right involved. I think it was against Newcastle.” This sounds like a possible match in which Harry Kane might have been involved. The Premier League game in question may have been Newcastle United’s 3-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur on September 23rd.
“I think he’s a good player,” the defender said of Casemino. “He’s got that fight, he’s got the power, and obviously he’s played in a lot of big games. But I didn’t think a centre-back that size would be able to cope.”
Carragher responded to a fan who tweeted: “Nemanja Vidic was one of the best defenders in the world, and Van Dijk isn’t even close.” Carragher replied: “Complete and utter nonsense. Van Dijk is far better than Vidic.” The Liverpool defender was quickly criticised by some of his Twitter followers, with some accusing him of “talking down” Vidic. However
“ Louis van Gaal is a great manager but he should not have signed Marouane Fellaini,” said the former Liverpool defender. “He said himself that he wanted a player who could create chances, and that’s not Fellaini’s game,” added Goldbridge. “He’s a very physical player and he doesn’t do much else.” “Yeah
I genuinely wouldn't take much notice on @Carra23 opinion on CBs. He told everyone Martinez would flop without watching him because he was small. Martinez currently the best CB in the league on a debut season. Sit down. — Bridge (@bridge_22) September 1, 2018 In defense of Scarra, he’s not always right. He was severely wrong about Anthony Davis, for example. However, in the case of Martinez, it seems quite absurd
"You look at the stats for them this season, Lindelof has made more interceptions, more clearances and more blocks," Carragher said on BT Sport. "Maguire has scored more goals, so in terms of attacking threat, they are statistically better this season."
This statement is partially true. The partnership of Maguire and Lindelof has conceded 1 fewer goal than the partnership of Martinez and Varane, but there are still 9 games to go in the season.
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