Willy Sagnol hails Man United ‘phenomenon’ Anthony Martial

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Willy Sagnol has hailed Manchester United signing Anthony Martial as a “phenomen” after his impressive start at Old Trafford.

The 19-year-old forward has scored three goals in two Premier League appearances for the Red Devils following his big-money.

Martial scored two goals in a 3-2 victory over Southampton at St Mary’s, propelling United up to second pace in the Premier League table.

And Bordeaux manager Sagnol, who previously coached Martial in the France Under-21 set-up, talked up the France teenager.

“It is easy to say now: ‘Hey guys, I already said that Martial was a phenomenon two years ago’, but the fact is that I played him at the U-21 team when he was only 17 and played in the CFA with Monaco’s reserves,” Sagnol is quoted as saying by France Football.

“Some people told me I was crazy at the time, but he was a kid I really liked, quiet and humble. But once you scratch the surface, he is actually mature beyond his age.”

Martial became Europe’s most-expensive teenager after his $36m switch to United from Ligue 1 side Monaco on summer transfer deadline day.

The French teenager opened his United account with a late goal in a 3-1 victory over bitter rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford earlier this month.

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The United summer signing could make his next Premier League appearance at Newcastle United next weekend.

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