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The 19-year-old joined the club in a huge £58
million move from Monaco on transfer deadline day
and his compatriot has backed him to be a huge hit
at Old Trafford.

Louis Saha believes that new Manchester United
signing Anthony Martial can emulate Thierry Henry
at Old Trafford following his £58 million move to the
Martial completed his big-money move to United on
transfer deadline day, with a number of pundits
raising questions over the transfer fee paid for the

Saha, though, insists that Martial can make a major
impact in the Premier League, and has backed his
compatriot to thrive under the management of Louis
van Gaal.

"He's got that speed, that power, he's got that youth
in him so he'll surprise a lot of defenders because
they don't know him," said Saha, who spent four
years United between 2004 and 2008.
"It's a great asset for Manchester United and that's
what they needed because up front they lack speed

"In France we call him the next Thierry Henry
because he can play left or right, he's got a great
ability with the ball, he can take on three, four
players with ease, there is no problem. At the same
time, the new generation have no fear.

"He's got such an ability that he can win trophies
for Manchester United I believe that, but I don't
want to put too much pressure on him."
Martial has scored 15 goals in his senior career
thus far.

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