Michael Carrick and Marouane Fellaini have praised Anthony Martial following his impressive performance in Friday’s FA Cup win at Derby.
Martial was a constant threat at Pride Park and laid on the goals for Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata – earning praise from Van Gaal, who called his performance “fabulous”.
Carrick and Fellaini agreed with their manager’s assessment of the 20-year-old.
“He’s showed what he’s got from day one to be honest, since his debut,” said Carrick, who returned from a four-match absence with a knee injury as a 74th-minute substitute.
“We’ve got to realise how young he is and we can’t expect everything all the time, but when he’s playing like that he’s pretty much unplayable, so it’s nice to have him.”
Fellaini added: “He has a lot of quality. He can dribble and is always dangerous. He is young but you have to keep going and learn every day and he will be a good player.
“He must keep trying hard and keep going. Next season will be more difficult because the league will know him but I think he has the quality to be a success.”