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Anthony Martial can become a "really great striker", says Daley Blind.

Anthony Martial tipped to become a great striker by Daley Blind

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Manchester United defender Daley Blind has high hopes for Anthony Martial.

Blind told Manchester United’s website that Martial is on course to become a “really great striker.”

The 20-year-old joined United from Monaco in September for £36 million - which could rise to £58m - and has already grabbed the attention of his team-mate.

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“If you come with a transfer fee like that and perform like he did in his first game then it is really good for him,” Blind said.

Martial has drawn comparisons with Arsenal legend Thierry Henry and the goal he scored against Liverpool on his debut - in which he cut in from the left, glanced by Martin Skrtel and tucked the ball into the far corner - only strengthened the resemblance.

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“He is a big talent, he is still young and we cannot forget that,” Blind continued. “But you can see on the training pitch and even in the matches already how much quality he has.

“If he is working that hard like he is now, improving and improving each week, then he can become a really great striker."

The youngster has regularly featured on the wing but started up front against Southampton on Sunday.

He certainly has a lot to live up to after becoming the world’s most expensive teenager and United’s third-most expensive signing in their history last year.

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But if United do in fact possess the next Henry, then it’s only a matter of time before the Red Devils lift their first competitive trophy since the 2013 Premier League.

The Frenchman has scored eight goals in 24 appearances and has regularly been United’s greatest threat in games.

In a season where United fans have regally switched their televisions off through sheer boredom, Martial has done his best to keep viewers entertained.

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With Ryan Giggs as a mentor, Martial has someone at his disposal who knows a thing or two about lighting up Old Trafford with blistering runs.

It’s been a while since United signed a forward who lived up to the potential but Martial has shown he has what it takes to become a star, unlike flop Bebe and forgotten youngster Wilfried Zaha.

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Blind also praised Martial’s hard-working attitude and personal development.

“He is very quick of course, he is strong and I think he is really calm in front of the goal. He has everything needed to become a great striker. Now he is evolving and performing in the training sessions, working hard on and off the pitch with his languages and personality, he is coming along really well.

“He is a bit quiet, he is still young, but he is always in for a joke and he’s a good lad."

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