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Graeme Souness heaps praise on Anthony Martial

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Former Liverpool ace Graeme Souness heaped praise on Manchester United youngster Anthony Martial after his sublime two-goal performance against Southampton today.

The French youngster became the most expensive teenager in football history when he signed for the Red Devils during the summer window for £36 million - a fee which could rise to £58 million depending on add-ons.

While most deemed that as far too much money for a 19-year-old, Martial has quickly gone about repaying Manchester United's faith in him, firstly by finding the back of the net on his debut against Liverpool, before adding his brace against Southampton.

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Souness, who now works as a pundit for Sky Sports, believes there are no weaknesses in the former Monaco man's game, except for his lack of experience. 

"The only thing he's missing is experience, which he'll get." said the former Liverpool man. "He's got real pace and he's got real power. He looks a man already.

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"The only thing he needs to get is that bit of knowledge and then he'll be sniffing out chances that he isn't right now. He looks as if he's got a really cool and calculating character as well - he doesn't get excited when he scores a goal."

Battle

Graziano Pelle had given Southampton the lead early on, before Martial levelled things up in the first half. He then made it 2-1 after a mistake by Saints defender Maya Yoshida, and Juan Mata looked to have made the points safe for the Red Devils.

However Pelle bagged his second of the match and the home side piled on the pressure looking for a late equaliser. David de Gea had to be at his best to stop Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama from doing just that.

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