Morgan Schneiderlin: New Manchester United signing Anthony Martial has a big future

by Sam Koster

Morgan Schneiderlin has insisted that Anthony Martial has a “big future” at Manchester United.

The 19-year-old was signed from Monaco on transfer deadline day for an initial fee of £36m. However, this may rise depending on performance-related clauses during his time at Man United.

Martial scored nine goals for Monaco last season and has been likened by various pundits to Arsenal legend Thierry Henry.

Schneiderlin has also been quick to heap praise on the youngster, insisting that the newly-capped French international has what it takes to be a success at Old Trafford.

“It’s been some week for him. But he has been amazing,” he said.

“The way he has coped with this, we’ve all been so impressed. He has a smart head on his shoulders.

“We’ve been chatting a lot and he cannot wait to get started at Manchester United. He’s a very good player, he has a big future ahead of him.”

There is no denying that Martial has had a huge week. To sign for one of the biggest clubs in the world and make your international debut in only a matter of days is testament to the players undoubted potential.

Regardless of whether some fans thought a slightly higher-profile signing was needed, Martial has been talked up by pundit after pundit during the past week, with the comparisons to Henry only serving to excite fans more. It is now important that supporters give the youngster the time he needs to adapt and settle in England, before we start to really see what many are calling France’s hottest prospect.

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