David Beckham: Anthony Martial living up to price tag at Manchester United

Manchester United play the Premier League’s backmarkers at Old Trafford on Saturday.


With just two points from six Premier League games, Sunderland sit bottom of the table.

The teenager’s running power has had an instant impact on the way opponents defend against United.

Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin will probably start as Manchester United will use a double pivot and the massive amount of depth in center midfield will allow them to rest Ander Herrera and Michael Carrick.

But he marked his debut with a fine solo goal against Liverpool before following it up with a brace against Southampton last weekend to suggest he was up to the challenge.

Manchester United versus Sunderland gives Louis van Gaal and Dick Advocaat a chance to cross managerial swords once again.

We can always put one player [of Yedlin or Jones] to the left side, which is a good option.

“He doesn’t read the papers, maybe he hears it from his fellow players but it is possible [to break the record]”.

“He’s a very talented young player who is having a great moment”.

Martial will have every reason to believe he can extend his scoring streak on Saturday.

Manchester United and Sunderland have crossed paths on 120 occasions, with 56 of the matches being won by the Red Devils and 36 going the way of the Black Cats.

For Sunderland, it has been a desperately frustrating continuation of a pattern of poor starts to campaigns. The visitors last win in the league came on May 9th last season with a 2-0 win over Everton.

“I thought we improved as the game went on, continued the United States of America global”. The addition of a proven central defender or two wouldn’t go amiss as would getting the best out of Wayne Rooney, but I wouldn’t bet against van Gaal bringing silverware to Old Trafford sooner rather than later. Rooney grabbed his second six minutes from time to take all three points from Old Trafford. While Luke Shaw is set for a lengthy lay off, his stand in Marcos Rojo is also out now for 3 weeks.


The French manager was assured by the Ligue 1 outfit that Martial and his former teammate Layvin Kurzawa would not be sold in the recently concluded transfer window.

Martial has already netted four times for United