Anthony Martial must make a name for himself, but not as the 'new Thierry Henry'

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Anthony Martial scored a wonderful debut goal against Liverpool over the weekend, answering his critics and lifting the weight of a £36 million price tag off his shoulders.

The 19-year-old striker already looks an exciting prospect at Old Trafford, and with Wayne Rooney as United's first-choice striker, Martial has an excellent mentor.

Martial has the potential to go on and have a glamoured career with the Red Devils, following in the footsteps of Rooney, Ruud van Nistelrooy, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who all scored on their debuts, and has demonstrated everything required of a Premier League striker - pace, strength, and skill.


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However, as if the pressure of being a success at United wasn't enough, there have been cries also that the Frenchman is 'the next Thierry Henry' - a tall order in the extreme.

Of course, there are several similarities. They are both French; both played for Monaco; and are both strikers that show a similar playing style.

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It should be brought to attention, though, that despite the similarities, Henry was a world-class player and amongst the finest players to ever grace the Premier League and indeed world football. The Arsenal legend made a name for himself from nothing and worked his way to the very top of European football.

Martial, on the other hand, is still only 19, and will want to make his own name, and not follow in the footsteps of those that came before. It is not fair on the youngster that he should be compared to such a legend of the game so early in his career.

Let Anthony Martial be Anthony Martial, because after what we saw on Saturday at Old Trafford, there is no reason why he can't make a name for himself as his own kind of player, and not that of another.

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