Gary Neville admits he was wrong over Man Utd new boy Anthony Martial
Gary Neville has admitted he was wrong over Manchester United new boy Anthony Martial.
Questions were being asked about the unknown striker who arrived from Monaco at the close of the transfer window but three Premier League goals has altered his perception among many experts already.
The £36m man came off the bench to score the third goal in a 3-1 win over Liverpool at Old Trafford recently.
Martial, 19, came on as a substitute with his immediate impact raising expectations, especially with the nature of the goal where he showed neat skill to score.
And he was at it again yesterday with him scoring two well taken goals to further bolster his growing reputation.
The Frenchman’s fee could rise to £58m with many questioning the amount of money shelled out on a relatively unknown player.
But he is surprising many with how quickly he is adjusting, including Neville who believes he could achieve a goal ratio consistent with some of the best players in the league.
“Could he step up from being a 15 [goals] in 70 [appearances] man to a one in two man? Can he get to that level? Difficult,” he said on Sky Sports, as quoted by the Mirror.
“I never thought he’d even be close to that but he’s shown in the first couple of weeks he’s got the composure to score goals.”