Speaking to MUTV, Lisandro Martinez said: “Well, I spoke with Donny van de Beek, year. I asked something to Donny. We spoke a little bit about Manchester when everything was done.
“I was with Erik ten Hag three years at Ajax and I know his style of playing. With him, I improved a lot to be honest. He’s here in Manchester now, so again the opportunity was there and for sure he’s very important in my career
“[He’s] very intense, for sure. Good football. Winning mentality, you know? That’s the most important thing. Every player needs to have things clear. I think he’s very clear also so I think with him every day you can learn.”
Centre-back Martinez will be hoping to do better at Manchester United compared to Van de Beek whose 2020 transfer from Eredivisie giants Ajax turned out to be a disaster.
The Dutchman will have one last chance to save hid Old Trafford career thanks to Ten Hag next season after struggling to get minutes under both Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick.
Martinez, meanwhile, was understood to be a subject of interest from Man United’s Premier League rivals Arsenal. However, with the influence of Donny and the manager he was able to choose the Red Devils.