Ander Herrera says Anthony Martial is different to other Manchester United strikers

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Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has backed new signing Anthony Martial to shine at Old Trafford, and insists the young Frenchman can provide something his new team-mates can't.

The former Monaco man is now the most expensive teenager in football after his £36 million switch to the Red Devils, which could rise to as much as £58 million. 

The 19-year-old got off to the perfect start when he scored on his Manchester United debut in the 3-1 win against Liverpool last weekend, although he was powerless to stop his new team falling to a 2-1 defeat against PSV Eindhoven on their return to the Champions League.


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Martial is expected to fall behind Wayne Rooney in the pecking order when the England international returns from injury but Herrera, a 2014 summer signing from Athletic Bilbao, believes that his new colleague can do things that even Rooney can't.

He told Manchester United's website: "I think he is a player who has some qualities that the rest haven’t got. So I think he can run into the spaces when the midfielders look forward.

"We are always going to find him because he’s very quick, very mobile, so I think he is a very good player for us and is going to give us different options."


Manchester United have had a solid start to the season, although a defeat against Swansea before the international break dampened expectations somewhat. 

Next up for Louis van Gaal's side is a trip to Southampton, before Ipswich Town visit in the Capital One Cup on Wednesday.

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