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Man United fans will love what Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has said about Anthony Martial

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No one can deny that Thierry Henry was one of the greatest strikers in Premier League history.

The Arsenal legend is the club's all-time record goalscorer with 228 goals and he won virtually everything there is to win in the game.

On top of league titles in France, England and Spain, Henry also lifted the Champions League in addition to the European Championships and the World Cup.

So, when a player is labelled as the 'new Henry,' expectations are naturally high.

Kylian Mbappe is the most recent player to be donned such a tag, but before him was fellow Monaco alumni, Anthony Martial.

The Manchester United man hasn't quite taken the world by storm since his £36 million move back in 2015, but he has shown enough signs to suggest the talent is there.

Although he hasn't started regularly this season, Martial has made a major impression. WIth five goals and four assists in just nine games this season - and only four starts - the electrifying Frenchman has taken his game to a new level.

And it's safe to say Henry, now a Sky Sports pundit, is impressed.

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"Anthony Martial is a far better player than I was at that age," Henry told FourFourTwo.

"Martial can be world class."

Martial is still only 21, but it's worth noting that Henry had won the World Cup by now and was the joint-fourth top goalscorer at the finals.

Martial is currently not even in the French squad.

But, there is no denying the form that Martial has displayed so far this season and the highlights of the Lyon product destroying CSKA Moscow in United's last Champions League outing are nothing short of breathtaking.

The front three of Marcus Rashford (19), Romelu Lukaku (24) and Martial (21) could dominate the Premier League and perhaps even European football for the next five years at least, if boss Jose Mourinho builds a worthy team around them.

But will Martial go on to better the career of Thierry Henry? Or, will he remain an exciting talent who shows glimpses of true class? Have your say in the comments section.

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