Anthony Martial impressed Manchester United stars in first training session

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Anthony Martial made a big impression on his new Manchester United teammates in his very first training session after completing his £36 million transfer from AS Monaco.

This is according to Andy Mitten of ESPN, who explains in his latest column that Martial made a similar impact in his first training session to that of Adnan Januzaj in the summer of 2013.

Mitten makes the point that it’s rare for young players to impress senior stars in training, and that Martial has gone one better by replicating his eye-catching training-ground performances on the football pitch.


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Martial scored within 20 minutes after coming on as a second-half substitute against arch-rivals Liverpool earlier this month - a dream start to his Old Trafford career - and netted a superb brace in the 3-2 win over Southampton yesterday.

Manchester United’s new number nine - who could cost up to £58 million, depending on future add-ons - has settled in at Old Trafford with consummate ease and hasn’t looked remotely fazed by the huge transfer fee hanging over his head.

Martial is taking the Premier League by storm

Martial has scored with every shot on target he’s had since arriving in the Premier League, while the style of his goals has intensified the comparisons with Arsenal legend Thierry Henry.

The recently-capped France international must now prove he’s no flash in the pan, by producing similarly effective performances upfront for Manchester United and, crucially, adding to his goal tally.

Martial is full of confidence right now but might be rested for Wednesday night’s Capital One Cup third round clash against Ipswich Town - a fixture that looks perfect for James Wilson to kick-start his season.

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