Manchester United striker Anthony Martial has thanked the club’s fans for helping him to settle into life at Old Trafford.
Martial has endeared himself to supporters with a string of fine performances in a red shirt.
The Frenchman’s debut strike against Liverpool, amid question marks over his £36m price tag, was arguably the greatest introduction of any Man United player in recent memory. Martial insisted the support of the United faithful gives him an extra push out on the pitch.
“The best thing about playing football is making fans happy. The supporters help us a lot out on the pitch,” Martial said.
“The atmosphere at Old Trafford is really unique and when you’re a bit tired, they really help you, they shout out your name and that gives you extra energy. It is also because of them that I’ve adapted easily to Manchester.”
Martial picked up a foot injury in France’s friendly against England this week, meaning he had to leave Wembley on crutches.
His absence this weekend against Watford will be sorely missed, which goes to show just how much of an important player he has become at United. Louis van Gaal hinted in his press conference on Friday that Martial may be fit to face PSV Eindhoven next week and supporters will want him back to full fitness as quickly as possible.