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Anthony Martial hailed by Nicolas Anelka

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Manchester United ace Anthony Martial has been hailed by French compatriot Nicolas Anelka.

As reported by, the former France international claims that Martial 'one of the most talented young players of his generation'.

Following a fine season for Monaco, Martial completed a mega-money move to Old Trafford at the end of the summer transfer window.


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The price for Martial could escalate to an incredible £58 million, so it's not entirely surprising that questions were asked following the high-profile transfer. 

However, Martial has quickly responded to his early critics and is already producing the goods under the guidance of Louis van Gaal. In fact, the youngster has already found the back of the net on four occasions for his new club. 

Anelka certainly expects him to become a top player for the Red Devils, as he told Goal: "Anthony is a very good player and I'm sure he'll do well for United.

"He is one of the most talented young players of his generation. He'll get better and better!"

Champions League showdown 

After enjoying another fine outing against basement boys Sunderland this past weekend, the youngster will now be hoping to star for the club in tomorrow night's Champions League fixture with German outfit Wolfsburg. 

Van Gaal's side are in desperate need of securing all three points after suffering a 2-1 defeat at the hands of PSV in their opening group game. 

Class of Martial

There's no reason why Martial won't be able to go from strength-to-strength in England. He's by no means the finished article, but he's already proving his class in the red shirt. 

Ultimately, he offers the Red Devils something different when on the attack. With Martial up top, United have a great outlet and are a far more balanced side. In just a matter of weeks, he's become a key man at the Theatre of Dreams.

Manchester United fans: how many goals can Martial score this season? Have your say below! 

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