A lot has been said about French teenager Anthony Martial since his record breaking transfer to Manchester United on deadline day.
But following a string of impressive performances, including scoring on his debut at Anfield, fans and pundits are starting to warm to Martial’s obvious ability and talent.
In the half time punditry of the Manchester United game against Southampton earlier this afternoon, former Liverpool player and manager Graeme Souness said that the £36m signing has “everything except experience.”
This followed the Frenchman’s first half goal at St Mary’s, which saw him turn quickly and slot home in a calm and composed fashion.
Shortly after scoring the goal, commentator and former United captain Gary Neville noted that Martial looks ice cold and shows no overwhelming emotion on the pitch.
Martial, along with the staff at United responsible for bringing him to the club, have certainly had their doubters, most notably The Mirror, who ran the headline “What a Waste of Money” the day after Martial put pen to paper.
With three goals in two Premier League appearances, and relationships with club captain Wayne Rooney and fellow summer signing Memphis Depay flourishing, Martial has certainly stepped up to the mark and shown that he has what it takes to lead the United line.
Martial went on to get a second goal against Southampton, taking his tally to three in three appearances in the United shirt.
Mata added to the scoreline but Graziano Pellè also scored a brace, with the game ending 3-2 in United’s favour.
Louis van Gaal previously said that Martial is a player for the future and for the next Manchester United manager, but he’s invaluable for the Dutchman right now, and possibly one of the first names down on the team sheet.