Gary Neville runs rule over Anthony Martial’s Man United debut

Gary Neville is expecting Anthony Martial to be given the time needed to settle into life at Manchester United

Gary Neville believes that Manchester United fans will be patient with Anthony Martial as the teenage adapts to life in the Premier League.

The 19-year-old, who joined the Red Devils from Monaco in a £36m deal on transfer deadline day, announced himself to the Old Trafford faithful by scoring United’s third goal in the 3-1 win over Liverpool on Saturday.

There is bound to be plenty of expectation placed on the shoulders of the teenager in the coming months following his impressive debut and big-money transfer.

However, former Manchester United defender Neville feels that Red Devils fans are sure to give the youngster time to adapt in the coming months.

Speaking on Sky Sports after Saturday’s game at Old Trafford, Neville said: “It’s a huge moment for him, make no mistake about that.

“Manchester United fans, I’ve not heard them cheer as loud as that – I know it’s against Liverpool but there was a huge relief around the stadium.

“Over the next couple of months, Manchester United fans will be thinking of nothing more than Anthony Martial’s goal against Liverpool, and they’ll give him some time – that’ll give him some breathing space.

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“Even if he misses one next week in the Champions League or against Southampton, he’ll still have that feeling that he’s scored a massive goal, he’s taken his opportunity, and it buys him some time which I think for a young player is so important.”

Manchester United travel to PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League on Tuesday night before taking on Southampton at St Mary’s next Sunday when they return to Premier League action.

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