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Remi Garde reveals Anthony Martial’s two main weaknesses

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Manchester United’s £36 million summer signing Anthony Martial must improve tactically and physically in order to fulfil his immense potential.

This is according to the France international’s former academy manager at Lyon, Remi Garde, who has revealed more information about United’s surprise recent signing in an interview with the Daily Mail.

Martial is widely regarded as one of Europe’s most talented youngsters - more so now after last week’s big-money move to Old Trafford - but Garde believes the “extremely gifted” teenager is not the finished article just yet.

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“There are many things Anthony must improve,” Garde commented. “He is still learning. Tactically, he has a long way to go. Physically, I don’t think he is ready to play three times a week with European games. He has a good physique but he did not work so much in the gym. We preferred ball-orientated training at Lyon.

“It is his natural build but just because he is fit, it doesn’t mean his muscles are ready for the trauma of a 60-game season. But I am sure he will be a success in time.”

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Big pressure on Anthony Martial

There will be big pressure on Martial to hit the ground running at Manchester United because of that extraordinary fee the Red Devils paid AS Monaco for the striker’s services.

United have also added additional weight to the youngster’s young shoulders by handing him the number nine shirt, vacated by Radamel Falcao at the end of last season.

The self-confident Martial, though, recently told Manchester United’s official website that he doesn’t feel pressure - and is ready to make an immediate impact at the Theatre of Dreams.

He will have the chance to do just that on Saturday afternoon, when Martial can endear himself to the Manchester United faithful by helping his new team beat fierce rivals Liverpool in the first Premier League fixture since the international break.

Manchester United fans: will Anthony Martial score a debut goal against Liverpool this weekend? Have your say by leaving a comment in the box below!

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