Louis Saha sets Anthony Martial challenge ahead of Liverpool v Man United
Louis Saha says Anthony Martial has the ability to emulate Cristiano Ronaldo's impact at Manchester United
Louis Saha has claimed that Anthony Martial has the potential to emulate Cristiano Ronaldo’s impact at Manchester United.
The French striker has emerged to be one of United’s top performers this season following his arrival at Old Trafford from Monaco in the summer transfer window.
Martial has been a regular fixture in Louis van Gaal’s first team and will be expecting to feature when Liverpool host United in the first leg of their Europa League last-16 clash at Anfield on Thursday night.
Former Red Devils striker Saha has been impressed by what he has seen from Martial so far this season, and is backing the forward to develop into a key player at United in the coming seasons.
Saha told the International Business Times: “I hope Martial can emulate what Ronaldo did at United.
“Ronaldo came when he was 18 and had this little issue where he was not passing the ball. He had to learn and that took him time.
“When he clicked in his head, with the help of the manager, he became an amazing player and I hope that Martial will go in the same path.
“Martial has got the ability, strength, he is skilful and he is hungry to learn.”
Martial has scored 10 goals and made six assists in 35 appearances for United so far this season but was unable to prevent the Red Devils from slumping to a 1-0 loss at West Brom on Sunday.