Some nicknames just speak for themselves.
Take newly-signed Manchester United defender Lisandro Martinez. The versatile, no-nonsense Argentine defender earned the nickname “The Butcher of Amsterdam” for his brutally physical style of play while starring at Ajax for the past three seasons. He’s also comfortable in Erik ten Hag’s system, which explains why United was willing to pay a minimum of £55 million to relocate the Butcher from Amsterdam to Manchester.(more…)