Manchester United’s new summer signing Anthony Martial received praise from none other than Thierry Henry for his impressive debut against Liverpool.
The striker was signed from Monaco for £ 36 million with add-ons expected to take this fee to a whopping £ 56 million. He is already the world’s most expensive teenager. This is undoubtedly going to bring a lot of pressure to the young shoulders. However, the 19-year-old showed no sign of pressure when he made his debut against Liverpool. He scored on his debut to make the home team secure a 3-1 win.
His finish was reminiscent of the goal scored by Henry several years ago. Due to their French connections and style of play, Martial has often been compared with Henry. Such comparisons with a player who has achieved a lot in the game is bound to bring some pressure, but the 19-year-old claims that he is not worried about external factors and that he is just concentrating on his game. Apart from Henry, players like Ashley Young also claimed that the youngster had impressed me a lot with this cool and composed ability on the ball. It would have taken an astronomical amount of talent to score the goal that he had against Liverpool.
“He stayed composed.I call it ‘freezing the keeper’ and he puts the ball in.I loved the finish. It’s a great finish. What a way to announce yourself,” said Henry about the goal scored by the 19-year-old French international. “We’re leaving it to Morgan Schneiderlin to be his translator, but if he talks like that on the pitch, that’s all we need,” commented Ashley Young about the language skills of the 19-year-old. “I’m very happy for him. He’s a new guy and it will help him a lot. What a goal it was,” said midfielder Blind.