Bastian Schweinsteiger praises Memphis Depay and Anthony Martial

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Bastian Schweinsteiger believes both Memphis Depay and Anthony Martial have the personalities to succeed at Manchester United.

The experienced Germany international, who arrived at Old Trafford alongside Depay and Martial in the summer, has already seen enough to confidently predict that both youngsters will become key players for the Red Devils.

Schweinsteiger, in the interview with Manchester United’s official match-day programme ahead of Wednesday night’s Champions League clash against Wolfsburg, also said he will try to guide the two United starlets with useful words of advice when required.


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“Yes, they can achieve a lot,” the classy 31-year-old commented. “They are both very young but both very talented. If they make the right decisions and take the right steps in the future, then they can give a lot of power to Manchester United.

“For me, the most important thing is that they have a good personality and a good character, and they do! That is what’s most important, and with the quality they can achieve a lot.”

Martial has settled quicker than Memphis

Martial has settled in at Old Trafford quicker than anyone expected - Louis van Gaal included - after Manchester United paid AS Monaco a whopping £36 million for the teenager’s services.

In his first three Premier League appearances, Martial has scored three goals and provided one assist. The recently-capped France international has already established himself as United’s first-choice centre-forward and will lead the line against Arsenal on Sunday afternoon.

Memphis, on the other hand, has found the step up to Manchester United a little more difficult.

The Netherlands international, who cost United £31 million, failed to make a significant impact in his first six Premier League appearances - but finally netted his first league goal against Sunderland at the weekend.

It’s been a different story in the Champions League, though, with the 21-year-old playing a pivotal role in Manchester United’s two-legged play-off victory over Club Brugge.

He also scored against his former club, PSV Eindhoven, in the first round of group stage matches earlier this month.

Manchester United fans: will Memphis Depay or Anthony Martial end up being the better player for your team? Have your say by leaving a comment in the box below!

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