Martial – verdict on his first season?

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    whoisbeni
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    He came with a huge price tag, and given his decent (but not great) goal scoring record many wondered if he was good value.

    I think his first season was a great success for such a young lad, and he has shown he can cope with the pressure of playing for United. He has much more to his game than just the goals – he is incredibly strong, great balance and pace, and a natural first touch that can’t be coached.

    I think it was a good signing by United and he will be a big star for a number of years for them – I hope he can stay injury free and show what he is capable of. I enjoy watching players like him, and it will be interesting to see what Mourinho does with him.

    #1041482
    hatters
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    I reckon the best thing to do with Martial is absolutely nothing. Van Gaal has done a great job in first identifying that he is a left winger and then letting him do his thing unfettered.

    Martial is seriously talented and will most likely turn out to be a world class inverted winger.

    #1041599

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    I think Martial has the potential to go on and become a great player I’ve been impressed with him this season and seeing him live and up close at the Bridge even more impressed by his turn of speed and touch. Wish Chelsea had bought him.

    #1041704
    whoisbeni
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    Agree with you Hatters – he looks most dangerous in that position but I reckon he has enough ability and pace to play anywhere across the front 3 or either side of a 4-4-2.

    Know what you mean Nine, would like him at Liverpool too – he looks very impressive.

    #1041725
    shanksy
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    Good first season with lots of potential. Next season may tell us more about him.

    #1041800
    whoisbeni
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    It will.
    Can see him getting better though, as he is pretty level headed.
    Him and Rashford are clearly benefitting from being round Rooney in training, and the three of them play well together.

    #1041827
    suarezsteeth
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    I like watching Martial and Rashford. I think they both have the potential to be world class footballers. Eyebrows were raised at Martial’s transfer fee,but he will more than repay that investment over time. United are lucky to have them both. I heard Rashford turned Liverpool down as well,due to being a United fan. To think of what could have been….?

    #1041911
    whoisbeni
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    I remember being quite shocked by the transfer fee, but it looks like a good deal.

    Be interesting to see if Mourinho takes to him and gives him enough time on the pitch.

    #1042013
    nocturnal_red
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    he could become the best player in PL in a couple of years, but much depends on Mourinho’s management…but imo he should play CF, Wenger converted Henry into a striker and it turned out he was pretty decent in that position?

    #1042082
    whoisbeni
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    I agree – I think they could try him out right across the frontline. I think next to DDG that he is their best player.

    #1042112

    metaxa
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    Been likened to a young Thierry Henry by many. Along with Rashford and a senior striker to guide them could be interesting

    #1042307

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    The guy can seriously become the new thierry Henry…he is that good..! Hopefully Mourinho doesn’t mess him.

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    I’m very happy that we’ve signed him and very happy with his first season. United have been horrible attacking-wise in the last two years yet he has still managed to shine brightly. In this day and age it’s not about the amount you spend on a player because cash is free flowing for big clubs nowadays, it’s about nabbing the best players who will fit into and improve your team – and Martial has undoubtedly done that.

    #1042385
    Johnny Utah
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    He is young and inconsistent, definitely looks more Henry than Nani though. Will be interesting to see if he works hard enough for Mourinho. He is willing to fall to the floor Drogba style though. Mourinho might try and turn him into his main play actor up front.

    #1042970
    whoisbeni
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    Ouch. That’s a bit harsh. He’s not as bad as Young or Valencia for diving. He’s not much different from what you see at most clubs in that respect

    #1043030
    Johnny Utah
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    Not as bad but has it in his locker. It will be interesting to see how Mourinho uses him.

    #1043303

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    Considering his price tag, age, unknown factor – great job.

    It’s interesting how quiet the critics have been from day one (strangely enough the same ones who said Leicester wouldn’t win the league and would choke).

    My reaction, is the same from day one – let’s see. When it came to Martials price tag, there had to be a reason they would spend that kind of money for a kid. And he showed us why. If there was a few players for United that have shined this season, he is certainly one of them. Still, there is always going to be the usual bitterness from rivals of new and old regarding Martial, but it wouldn’t be football without bitterness.

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