Rabat - David Beckham had nothing but words of praise for Anthony Martial, Manchester United’s newly-signed player.
Rabat – David Beckham had nothing but words of praise for Anthony Martial, Manchester United’s newly-signed player.
Beckham is reportedly impressed with Martial’s outstanding performance on the pitch and believes the French emerging star is worth the large sum of money that Manchester United paid for his transfer.
In a statement to Sky Sports, the former English captain expressed his support for the French teenager’s game saying, “It’s a great start for him”.
Anthony Martial has made his debut with the Red Devils leaving everyone in awe after scoring 4 goals in since he joined his new team.
The former United star went on to add that “[Martial] is 19 years old and so far he is succeeding”.
David Beckham can be added to the list of those who have seen Anthony’s skilled-game and made statements in his defense following the harsh critics and difficulties Martial has endured.
“I’m a follower of Manchester United, so I hope they continue this way. I want to see them score more goals and have success”, said Beckham to Sky Sports.
The football world was shocked over the “hallucinating offer” of 80 million euros, inclusive of bonus, that the British club paid to sign the Monaco player. Many critics said Martial was not worth the price and doubted his talent.
Despite the pressure and negative comments, the 19-year-old player has silenced his critics and proven to his new home team that he can deliver.
Following his top-level start at the Premier League, Martial has earned the respect of his teammates at Old Trafford, including Juan Mata who said, “He’s given us a lot of things, not just the goals – his way of playing is helping the team a lot.
Even United’s manager Louis Van Gaal who at first said Anthony’s transfer amount was “ridiculous” has changed his mind and been quoted as saying, “He is an open guy, he is listening, watching and he is focusing on the matches…. A very coachable player and that is also why I like him and I bought him”.
According to the same source, David Beckham concluded his statement defending his former club and Martial saying, “This type of players are the ones who make Man United one of the best clubs in the world”.