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Anthony Martial is Gary Neville's Player of the Month

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Manchester United legend Gary Neville has selected Anthony Martial as his Premier League Player of the Month for September.

Taking to Twitter, the Sky Sports pundit revealed his pick via BreatheSport, claiming Martial's influence on helping the Red Devils climb to the summit of the Premier League table has given him the edge over his rivals. 

Martial, Callum Wilson, Jamie Vardy, Dimitri Payet, Odion Ighalo and Riyad Mahrez have all been nominated for the award, but it's United's new boy who has been Neville's standout player of the month.

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Following his arrival from AS Monaco at the start of September, the France international has gone from strength-to-strength in Manchester. 

Martial has so far fired home three goals from three Premier League outings - and Neville believes he's made an 'excellent' start to his Old Trafford career.

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Neville nomination 

The ex-Red Devils skipper stated: “Manchester United are top of the table; an unimaginable position even for United fans a few weeks ago, and Martial’s influence on that means that he just edges it.

"He’s settled in well given the pressure of his price tag, and adapting to this league in the way he has is a huge achievement.

"We knew that he was quick and could attack space and defenders, but he has proven already, with his strength and physicality, that he can lead the line well on his own. He has enjoyed an excellent start to his United and Premier League career.”

Huge threat 

The teenager is by no means the finished article, but he offers so much to the cause. Versatile, creative and a natural finisher, the forward will no doubt continue to prove his class in England's elite division over the coming years. 

With Martial in the team, Louis van Gaal's side are a far more balanced outfit, who may well maintain a serious title challenge this season. United fans will no doubt be excited by the future, but their latest gem could lead the club to immediate success. 

Manchester United fans: how many goals do you expect Martial to score this season? Have your say below! 

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