Anthony Martial’s arrival at Manchester United has been met with some scepticism. Despite his billing as a top young player, the deadline day move and the massive £36m fee – which may rise to close to £60m – put the ‘panic buy’ tag firmly on the Frenchman.
However, yesterday, after being excluded from the starting XI in favour of Marouane Fellaini up front (Wayne Rooney was injured) the 19-year-old well and truly silenced the critics. Against opposition of Liverpool’ s calibre in one of the biggest games of his new club’s season, the teenager netted a stunning late solo goal, which, as the below video shows, was reminiscent of a certain Thierry Henry!
Martial has already been dubbed the ‘new Henry’ and United fans will be praying that he takes to the Premier League in the same way the former Arsenal man did.
COMPARISON: Anthony Martial vs Thierry Henry. pic.twitter.com/9NyLAbz3aB
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