Anthony Martial can provide Man United with spark, says ex-Liverpool captain

Former Liverpool skipper Jamie Redknapp believes Anthony Martial can provide Man United with much-needed spark

Jamie Redknapp believes Anthony Martial can provide Manchester United with a much-needed spark this season.

The France international could make his Red Devils debut against bitter rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Saturday evening.

They paid an extortionate amount of money for him and that’s put undue pressure on the kid

Jamie Redknapp

Martial moved to United in a £36m deal on transfer deadline day last week, becoming the most-expensive teenager in European football.

While Redknapp believes the 19-year-old is under a lot of pressure to perform, the former Liverpool captain is excited to see his partnership with United captain Rooney.

Redknapp told Sky Sports: “One bonus for Van Gaal could be the arrival of Anthony Martial.

“They paid an extortionate amount of money for him and that’s put undue pressure on the kid. But United need a spark at the moment, someone who can do something special and he might just be the person who ignites that.

“How he links up with Wayne Rooney – who will be absolutely buzzing after breaking the England goalscoring record against Switzerland this week – should be really good to watch.”

Martial won his first France cap in a 1-0 victory over Portugal in Lisbon on Friday night after he came on as a second-half substitution.

The teenager could make his United debut in their clash against bitter rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford on Saturday evening.

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The United signing scored 11 goals in 52 Ligue 1 appearances for Lyon and Monaco over the past two seasons.

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