Phil Neville: Why Man United star Anthony Martial is absolute bargain

Former Man United defender Phil Neville says Anthony Martial is a great signing for the Red Devils

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Phil Neville has hailed Manchester United striker Anthony Martial as an “absolute bargain”.

The France international moved to the 20-time English champions in a £36m deal from Ligue 1 side Monaco in the summer transfer window.

He is still young, he still learning and there is more to come from this striker, who I think could become one of the best in the world

Phil Neville

The 19-year-old striker has already scored three times in eight Premier League games for the Red Devils after he came Europe’s most-expensive teenager.

Former United defender Neville says France teenager Martial brings genuine speed to Louis van Gaal’s Red Devils side.

“From the very first time I saw him early in the season, when we [Valencia] played Monaco in the Champions League qualifying rounds, he was someone who was devastating against us,” Neville wrote on Twitter.

“Every time he got the ball he made me nervous; he made our defenders nervous because he likes to turn and he likes to dribble.

“What I think he brings most to this Manchester United team is genuine speed and speed on the counter-attack, like we saw against Everton when they went to Goodison Park and won, as well as speed when United play a passing football style under Louis van Gaal.

“He has brought genuine speed to the team, he is strong and he is quick. People question the amount of money that van Gaal paid but I think United have got an absolute bargain and his style suits the Premier League. I think there is more to come.

“He is still young, he still learning and there is more to come from this striker, who I think could become one of the best in the world.”

The French striker has scored three goals and has made one assist in eight Premier League games for United.

Martial has also netted in the Champions League and League Cup since his big-money move to the Red Devils from Monaco.

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United are in fourth place and two points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City after 11 games.

The Red Devils make the trip to newly-promoted Watford in their next Premier League outing on 21 November.

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