“Deserve To Go Out In Group Stages”, “Hope They Lose Now” – Fans Express Disappointment As 24-year-old Argentina Star Is Benched For FIFA World Cup Game Against Saudi Arabia - Mc Ebisco
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“Deserve to go out in group stages”, “Hope they lose now” – Fans express disappointment as 24-year-old Argentina star is benched for FIFA World Cup game against Saudi Arabia

Manchester United fans are incensed by the fact that Lisandro Martinez has been benched for Argentina’s

FIFA World Cup clash against Saudi Arabia on Tuesday (22 November).

La Albicelestehave put forward a strong starting XI for their opening FIFA World Cup match. Their revered captain Lionel Messi

will spearhead their attack, alongside Angel Di Maria and Lautaro Martinez. Behind this dangerous front three, Rodrigo De Paul, Leandro Paredes and Papu Gomez will start in midfield.

Cristian Romero and Nicolas Otamendi will play as centre-backs while Nahuel Molina and Nicolas Tagliafico will be deployed as full-backs. Aston Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez will start between the sticks.

Although manager Lionel Scaloni seems to have selected a strong lineup for his side’s FIFA World Cup

opener against Saudi Arabia, one group of fans are still unhappy.

Manchester United supporters cannot believe that Scaloni has benched star centre-back Lisandro Martinez for the encounter. The Argentine defender has been in stellar form at Old Trafford this season, playing an integral role in manager Erik ten Hag’s defense.

He has featured in all 14 of his club’s league fixtures and has largely been chosen by the Dutch boss over captain Harry Maguire, who has only made four appearances in the English top flight.

Red Devils supporters took to Twitter ahead of Argentina’s FIFA World Cup opener to express their disappointment at the Argentine coach’s decision.

Here are some of the reactions:

The Argentina boss believes his outfit are not obliged to win this year’s FIFA World Cup. Scaloni insists that supporters will be happy to witness the kind of football his team are playing at the moment, regardless of whether they lift the prestigious trophy.

He said at a news conference