Man Utd fans love it as Lisandro Martinez takes time to console centre-back partner Raphael Varane after World Cup win | The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED fans hailed the relationship between centre-backs Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane after they embraced following an epic World Cup final.

Martinez's Argentina beat Varane's France on penalties after a thrilling 120 minutes saw the game end 3-3 in a remarkable finale in Qatar.

The French players were left gutted as they narrowly missed out on becoming the first country since Brazil in 1962 to retain the trophy.

And Martinez, who plays alongside Varane for Man Utd, was one of the first players to console the ex-Real Madrid man on the pitch after full-time.

The pair could be seen hugging it out as they waited to be awarded their respective medals.

When the France team then headed up to the stage, Argentina's squad gave them a guard of honour.


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And Varane once again hugged it out with Martinez before going up to receive his runners-up medal.

The touching moments were picked up on by Man Utd supporters online.

Reacting on social media, one person said: "Another hug, you can tell there's a partnership and great deal of respect there.

"Looking forward to having them back playing for my club again too."

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Another added: "We are blessed to have 2 of the worlds best CB playing for us!! So proud of them both! Two warriors! 💪🏾💪🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾❤❤."

A third said: "Martinez such a team player."

And a fourth responded: "Varane and Lisandro Martinez😭😭😭😭😭. They are the best duo 😭. I'm asking you to do the same in the Premier League 😭😭😭."

Man Utd return to domestic action on Wednesday when they take on Burnley in the Carabao Cup.

They then host Nottingham Forest in the Premier League on December 27, before travelling to Wolves on New Year's Eve.

However, it is currently unknown when the likes of Varane and Martinez will return to their clubs after reaching the final in Qatar.

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