Andy Cole heaps praise on Anthony Martial after fine start

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Former Manchester United striker Andy Cole has heaped praise on Anthony Martial following his impressive start to life at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils number nine has taken to the Premier League like a duck to water, scoring four goals in his first seven matches.

Cole, who scored 121 goals in 275 games for United, has been impressed by the French international despite admitting he knew little about him before his £36 million move from Monaco in the summer.


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The former England international said, as per "I do like him. I've got to be honest, I didn't know a lot about him before he came to United. I watched him play against Arsenal last season but the way he has come in, he's made a great impression.

"He's got good feet and great pace. In the modern game, it's important to have great pace and he's got that in abundance. He looks a great player and has got off to a great start. It looks like he's got the right temperament as well.

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"He uses his body very well. He only looks like a slight chap but he gets hold of the ball, he's got good feet and he is prepared to run at people and take them on. He got his debut goal and we know he's got quality there. Long may it continue for the boy."


Martial was in fine form during the international break, providing an assist in both of France's friendly wins over Armenia and Denmark.

Despite not scoring, his overall contribution was impressive and that will only bode well for his form at Manchester United.

But having gone three games without finding the back of the net for his club, the teenager will be looking to rediscover his scoring form against Everton.

Although, a fine save from Petr Cech was all that denied Martial at the Emirates and scuppered any hopes of a potential comeback for the Old Trafford club.

The Red Devils will need to bounce back with a strong performance following the 3-0 defeat to Arsenal. However, their recent record at Goodison Park is hardly formidable - they have lost on their last three visits, failing to score a goal.

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