Manchester United’s new signing, Lisandro Martinez, is set to become the shortest centre-back in the Premier League, according to Sky Sports.

Martinez, who arrived from Ajax for around £53.3million, stands at just 175cm (5ft 9in) tall.

United confirmed a deal for the 24-year-old last week, following weeks of negotiations with the Dutch club.

Martinez’s height has already drawn criticism from certain fans and pundits.

Former English professional footballer, Adebayo Akinfenwa, believes the Argentina international would find it difficult playing against Manchester City’s Erling Haaland.

According to Akinfenwa, Martinez’s height would be a mismatch for tall strikers in the Premier League.

EPL: Man Utd sign shortest centre-back in Premier League