Anthony Martial is just like Thierry Henry says Yohan Cabaye

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Yohan Cabaye has assured Manchester United fans that they've signed the real deal in French youngster Anthony Martial.

The 19-year-old became the most expensive teenager in football history after sealing a move to Old Trafford worth an initial £36 million, which could rise to as much as £58 million depending on add-ons.

Martial has earned comparisons to Thierry Henry because of his playing style, and Cabaye - who got to see the former Monaco ace up close as he made his debut for France on Friday - insists he is good enough to emulate the Arsenal legend.


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"He is like Thierry Henry. Trust me,” insisted the Crystal Palace midfielder after France's 1-0 win against Portugal.

“He has the same qualities as Thierry. Now, give him the time to prove it you on the pitch.”

Martial will be thrown in at the deep end when Manchester United take on fierce rivals Liverpool in what could be his debut for the club when Premier League action resumes after the international break.

Summer spree

The French youngster was one of six new arrivals at Old Trafford over the summer as part of a spending spree valued at just under £100 million. Memphis Depay arrived from PSV Eindhoven while he was soon followed by Matteo Darmian, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Morgan Schneiderlin and Sergio Romero.

However the new arrivals couldn't save Louis van Gaal's side from a 2-1 defeat against Swansea just before the international break. That leaves Manchester United with seven points from their first four games in the Premier League - the same tally as Liverpool.

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