Louis van Gaal calls for fans to be patient with Anthony Martial

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It's fair to say that nowadays, fans and pundits can't begin a topic about Manchester United without being drawn to their new signing, Anthony Martial.

The 19-year old has made a bright start to life as a United player, scoring three goals in as many games for his new club. 

United manager Louis van Gaal should be very pleased and relieved by the form of his new signing.


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The Dutchman was under a lot of pressure with fans and pundits labelling the signing an expensive panic buy, but the young Frenchman has so far repaid the faith placed in him.

However, it is still early days, Martial is only 19-years old and though Van Gaal believes the former Monaco starlet has the talent to blossom at the big stage, the United boss stressed the importance of not asking too much of the Frenchman but rather being patient with him.

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As per the club's official website, Van Gaal said: "He has the talent for it, that I have said, but when you are 19 years old you cannot expect consistency. Mostly, he shall have a lot of dips so that I expect also from him.

"But that is not a big problem for me, I am very happy with what he gave in three matches and the talent at a high level. And he has adapted to the system that we want, which is also important.

"Not every player can adapt to the system, but he shows that he wants to do that and it is not so easy."

Martial's great start has also lifted the burden that's on teammate Wayne Rooney, the United captain is experiencing an eleven game goal drought in the Premier League that stretches into last season.

Martial will be hoping that a dip in form doesn't present itself any time soon and he can carry his goal scoring exploits onto a third successive game, that being said, Sunderland's defence may need to start working on a plan to stop Manchester United's flying Frenchman.

Just how many goals will Anthony Martial score this season? Have your say below!

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