Paul Merson expects Anthony Martial to score against Sunderland

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Arsenal hero Paul Merson has predicted that Manchester United teenager Anthony Martial will score again against Sunderland this weekend, reports Sky Sports.

The France international has scored four goals in his opening four games for the Red Devils so far this season.

After finding the back of the net against Ipswich Town on Wednesday night, Merson believes he will strike once again in front of the home faithful tomorrow afternoon.


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In fact, the ex-Arsenal midfielder claims the teenager is a 'raw talent' and expects Louis van Gaal's side to go on to secure all three points against the struggling Black Cats.

Merson believes the fixture with Sunderland is the 'perfect game' for United and has tipped Van Gaal's side to secure a comfortable 4-0 win.

Easy win

"Manchester United are grinding out results in truth, but this is a perfect game for them and should be a walk in the park. They didn't play great at Southampton; the first 30 minutes they were all over the place. But I can't see them not beating Sunderland comfortably.

"Anthony Martial is raw talent, and people would be lying if they said he hadn't surprised them. I fancy him to score here again.

"Sunderland have to be careful what they do with Dick Advocaat, because they made him stay there essentially. Is it the manager, or is it the players?

"They haven't recruited very well, but how much of that is down to Advocaat? Their first win could change everything, we've seen that from teams this season already. It changed complexion. But it isn't coming at Old Trafford."

Class of Martial

Merson is right: Martial is a special talent. It has taken him just four games to prove that. Of course, there's a long way to go for the striker in his pursuit of success, but he looks destined for the very top. 

Ultimately, he appears to be focused and should continue to go from strength-to-strength in the game. One thing is for sure, he will approach Saturday's game full of confidence and that should be a worry to the struggling Black Cats. United fans may well see goal number five for Martial sooner rather than later. 

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