Manchester United’s Lisandro Martinez will return to Old Trafford as a World Cup winner after Argentina beat France in the final last weekend. Despite only being at the club for a few months he’s already a firm favourite with the supporters and Scott McTominay, speaking with The Athletic, has discussed the fantastic mentality of the defender.

I messaged Lisandro the other day and said congratulations and he said, ‘We go for the next one’. He’s just won a World Cup, so that shows the mentality that is in the group. He’s a hell of a player and he’s got one of the best mentalities I’ve seen. I would have said that before he won the World Cup as well. It’s little comments, the way he trains, everything. He is one of the best professionals I’ve been involved with.

McTominay, who has just turned 26-years-old, has also reflected on what it means to be coming in to the prime years of his career at his ambitions at United.

I feel like the prime years in football are — it depends on how you look after yourself — but from 26 to 32, in my opinion. Success will always be winning trophies and that’s the most important thing at this football club. With the manager that we’ve got now we’ve got a really good opportunity to start that journey, especially this year. That’s firmly reiterated by all the coaches in the squad.