Owen Hargreaves: 21-year-old Man United attacker looks like ‘incredible talent’

The ex Manchester United midfielder hails Anthony Martial's impressive performance at CSKA Moscow

Owen Hargreaves has hailed Manchester United attacker Anthony Martial as an incredible talent.

The Red Devils forward has made an impressive start to the season despite the France international struggling throughout the 2016-17 campaign under new manager Jose Mourinho.

Martial has already scored four goals in five appearances in the Premier League to help Manchester United keep pace with their title rivals Manchester City.

While Martial has been limited to substitute appearances in the Premier League, the 21-year-old has started both of their Champions League fixtures this term.

The France international got on the score sheet in Russia on Wednesday night after Martial converted from the penalty spot to polish off a superb performance.

Former Manchester United midfielder Hargreaves was full of praise for the number 11 following his eye-catching performance in the Champions League in Moscow.

“I love him playing on the lefthand side,” Hargreaves told BT Sport on Wednesday night.

“The positivity Rashford showed always running at defenders last season, I think Martial has taken that on this season.

“He is always runs straight at defenders. He is so positive. His quality in terms of crossing his exceptional. He looks an incredible talent.

“He lost his confidence last season but that has come back in flying colours this season.”

Martial moved to Manchester United in a £36m deal from Ligue 1 side AS Monaco in the 2015 summer transfer window and scored 11 times in 49 games in his first season under Louis van Gaal.

The Red Devils striker endured a tough second season at Old Trafford under Mourinho as the Manchester United boss regularly criticised the forward for his attitude.

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