Martial has been in excellent form for Man United over the course of the campaign since his summer move from Monaco for an initial £36m.
Speaking prior to United’s 3-0 defeat against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, Martial thanked United’s “fantastic” supporters.
“Our fans are fantastic, they are always behind me even when I miss things. They are fantastic and really love football,” Martial said.
The Frenchman also had kind words for van Gaal and also insisted the best is yet to come from him.
“I really appreciate Louis van Gaal, he was always behind me. He has brought me here and made me play, this is the most important.
“Next year, I’m sure I’ll do better. I did not settle so quickly in the team.”
Martial has been a revelation this season and United’s current situation, a bleak one, would be a lot worse were it not for his efforts.
This has been an abysmal campaign for United but Martial’s performances have at least provided optimism for the future. There is no doubt that he will become a top player.