Martinez admits he has given Wout Weghorst brutal nickname on back of World Cup

Lisandro Martinez has revealed that Manchester United team-mate Wout Weghorst takes his brutal nickname handed to him on the back of World Cup well.

Netherlands ace Weghorst was handed the savage moniker "Bobo" which means idiot in English by Argentina star Martinez after their nations collided in Qatar. The Dutch were sent packing in the quarter-final clash with Argentina that saw 15 yellow cards dished out, and Weghorst was one of the main protagonists in the post-match theatrics which ensued.

And his rowdy behaviour that included rows with Messi and Martinez in the tunnel, prompted the defender to label Weghorst with the crude title when he arrived at Old Trafford in January from Burnley. But the pair are now friends and Martinez explained that Weghorst takes the jibe quite well when they're mucking around.

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Martinez told TYC Sports: "Here we are killing each other all the time, he takes it well!. I call him 'bobo' all the time as a joke, as do others. I would say to him 'good morning, bobo', I say 'bobo' to him, it's already like that and he takes it well, he's a good boy, we have good vibes – and he is always laughing."

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But despite their fledging bromance, Weghorst still vents to Martinez about Argentina's "crazy" fans during the match in which the attacker feels he gave his all. Martinez added: "He feels that he played the game of his life, but he always stresses to me about the people of Argentina, about the fans, about how they supported us. He said it was crazy."

The United compatriots' bond was strengthened even more when the Red Devils won the Carabao Cup against Newcastle last week. Goals from Casemiro and Marcus Rashford kept Erik ten Hag's side on track for an unprecedented quadruple as they look to strengthen their Premier League title assault with a win over Liverpool on Sunday.


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