I HAVE TO SPEAK FRENCH WITH MARTIAL - VAN GAAL
The Dutch coach was delighted with his new
signing after his double at St Mary's and says
he has proven he has the talent to succeed in
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal
praised Anthony Martial after his double in the
Red Devilsâ€™ 3-2 win over Southampton -
especially as they have to communicate in
The summer signing from Monaco made it three
goals in three games for his new club as United
came from behind at St Maryâ€™s to secure their
fourth Premier League win of the season.
The victory propels Manchester United into
second place in the table, just two points behind
leaders City, and Van Gaal thinks Martial has
proven he has the talent to succeed at Old
"He cannot speak English so I have to speak
French with him which is difficult for me, I have
to have help from Marouane Fellaini and Morgan
Schneiderlin,â€ he told reporters.
â€œBut he'll learn to speak English and he's
adapting to the English culture. He has had a
great start - three goals in three games."
"When you are a 19-year-old you cannot
expect consistency, normally you have dips so I
also expect that from him.
â€œIn three matches he has shown his talent is at
a high level and he has shown he can play in
our system. He has shown he wants to do that
and he can do that."
Martialâ€™s double followed on from last
weekendâ€™s debut goal in the 3-1 win over
Liverpool and when asked about the best thing
about his new signing, Van Gaal responded:
"That he scores goals of course!"
"He's talented. He can improve I think, but he
has a high level of talent and he shows it, and
he shows it also under great pressure."
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