Anthony Martial.

Anthony Martial wins 2015 Golden Boy award

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Anthony Martial's year has just got even better after he was announced as the winner of the 2015 Golden Boy. 

The French forward made a storming start to life at Manchester United, finding the net four times in as many appearances, but the goals have dried up somewhat since his move out wide.

He has scored just two goals in his previous 15 appearances but fought off competition from the likes of Bayern Munich's Kingsley Coman, Atletico Madrid's Angel Correa and FC Porto's Ruben Neves to win the award.


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The accolade was created by Italian publication Tuttosport in 2003 and crowns the best player under 21 as voted for by journalist from 30 of the biggest publications across Europe, including L'Equipe and the Times.

The 20-year-old becomes the third Manchester United player to scoop the prize after Wayne Rooney (2004) and Anderson (2008).

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No other club has won the award more than once, but previous winners include Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero, Lionel Messi and Paul Pogba.

Martial ended an eight-game goal drought with the opener in the 3-2 defeat against Wolfsburg and failed to find the net in the 2-1 loss to Bournemouth.

Louis van Gaal is under increased pressure at Old Trafford following a run of five games without a win and poor attacking displays all season.

United play host to Norwich City on Saturday afternoon and look set to welcome back their captain Wayne Rooney from an ankle injury. 

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Anything less than a win would heap even more pressure on Van Gaal, who is already the bookmakers' favourite to be sacked.

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