David de Gea Sends Encouraging Message to Injured Lisandro Martinez Ahead of Crucial Champions League Clash
David de Gea has delivered an encouraging message to Lisandro Martinez as Manchester United prepares for a crucial Champions League showdown against Galatasaray.
The Red Devils are gearing up for their second Champions League fixture after a disappointing 4-3 loss to Bayern Munich last month. However, the anticipation for this match is heightened as fans are wary of Galatasaray’s formidable management.
As Manchester United faces Galatasaray at Old Trafford, manager Erik ten Hag faces a selection dilemma in defense. Sergio Reguilon, Luke Shaw, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, and Lisandro Martinez are all sidelined due to injuries.
Martinez, the Argentine defender, aggravated a foot injury he had suffered earlier in the year and is expected to spend some time on the sidelines.
Former Manchester United star David de Gea has extended his support to his former teammate Martinez by sending him an encouraging message online.
De Gea shared a photo of himself with Martinez on Instagram, captioned with “Stay strong warrior.”
This message from De Gea comes several months after he parted ways with Manchester United after a 12-year tenure at the club.
De Gea played every league game last season and secured the Premier League Golden Glove award.
Despite his departure, the 32-year-old goalkeeper, who was once linked with a move to Saudi Arabia, remains a free agent. The reasons behind his delay in finding a new club have become clearer.
During the summer transfer window, manager Ten Hag acquired Andre Onana from Inter Milan for a transfer fee of £47.2 million.
Comparisons between De Gea and Onana’s performances have surfaced, particularly in light of Onana’s challenging start at Manchester United.
Although De Gea has moved on from Manchester United, it’s evident that the club still holds a special place in his heart, as he continues to closely follow their progress this season.