Ian Wright: How Anthony Martial has answered his Man United critics

Ian Wright heaps praise on Manchester United striker Anthony Martial

Ian Wright says Anthony Martial has answered his critics after the French striker’s winner for Manchester United against Everton on Sunday afternoon.

The 20-year-old has struggled to maintain his high performance levels following a blistering start to life as a United player last year.

Martial scored four times in his opening four games in all competitions for the Red Devils following a £36m move to Old Trafford from Ligue 1 side Monaco on the final day of last summer’s transfer window.

However, the France international scored just twice in 13 games in all competitions before his equaliser against West Ham United in the FA Cup last month.

And former Arsenal striker Wright says Martial’s recent form has helped to silence his critics.

“Martial was brought in under a lot of pressure. Martial has answered the calls in terms of pressure on a youngster,” Wright told The Sun’s Goals app.

Martial has scored eight goals in 25 Premier League games in his first season in the English top flight.

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United make the trip to Tottenham Hotspur next Sunday in the Premier League.

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