Former Manchester United striker Andy Cole is backing new signing Anthony Martial to rise to the level of a Manchester United legend following the blistering start he has had to the season after joining from Ligue 1 side Monaco for £36 million.
The 19-year-old was a deadline day signing by manager Louis van Gaal, and while not too many people had heard of him, he is well known at Old Trafford now after scoring four goals in seven appearances for the Red Devils.
‘I do like him,’ said Cole. ‘I’ve got to be honest, I didn’t know a lot about him before he came to United. I watched him play against Arsenal last season, but the way he has come in, he’s made a great impression’
‘He’s got good feet and great pace. In the modern game, it’s important to have great pace and he’s got that in abundance.
‘He looks a great player and has got off to a great start. It looks like he’s got the right temperament as well.
‘He uses his body very well. He only looks like a slight chap, but he gets hold of the ball, he’s got good feet and he is prepared to run at people and take them on.
‘He got his debut goal and we know he’s got quality there,’ he said. ‘Long may it continue for the boy.
‘We know football has peaks and troughs and ups and downs, but he seems very level-headed. He has come in and he’s settled really well so it looks like he will do well for Manchester United.’