Jones lavishes praise on Man United teammate Martial

Manchester United centre-back Phil Jones has paid tribute to the finishing qualities of in-form teammate Anthony Martial.

Martial struggled for consistency in the early stages of the season, but the Frenchman has been in terrific form for the Red Devils in recent weeks.

Indeed, the 22-year-old has scored in each of his last three Premier League appearances – including the only goal of the match against Burnley on Saturday afternoon.

The former Monaco attacker now has nine goals and four assists in 22 league fixtures this season, whilst he also managed one goal and three assists in the group stages of the Champions League.

Jones, who has also impressed for United in recent weeks, has explained why Martial is so crucial to the 20-time English champions at this moment in time.

Jones told MUTV:

“Martial needs one chance and he scores and that is why he is so crucial for us at the moment. He doesn’t need a second chance, his finish was terrific as well.”

Martial, who is valued at £58.5m by transfermarkt.co.uk, is expected to be rested when United travel to Yeovil Town in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Friday night.