Manchester United kicked off 2016 with a much-needed three points, and Louis van Gaal’s side delivered a 2-1 victory that is certain to put smiles on faces once again. The key man in the game was without doubt Anthony Martial, and one of United’s key defenders in Chris Smalling has plenty of praise for the 20-year old Frenchman.
“He’s so direct. He’s a terrific player and I’m glad we’ve got him.” Chris Smalling said, when asked about Anthony Martial’s performance.
He has been a breath of fresh air since minute one. He made instant impact with that fantastic solo goal against Liverpool, and his all-round performances have been brilliant.
Martial doesn’t play with any fear whatsoever and he takes it all in his stride. After his £38million move, the fans certainly didn’t expect him to be anywhere near as good as he has been until this point. He definitely has the potential to go an awful long way in this game.