Anthony Martial’s goal for Manchester United against Liverpool in the Premier League on Saturday impressed Jamie Redknapp.
He was chauffeur driven in a vehicle with the number plate “W1NGS”, after watching his side go third in the Premier League with a 3-1 win over their old enemies on Saturday. That is a outcome of our meetings and our tactical sessions with set plays.
“It was a fantastic goal, I can’t deny that. Whether it’ll be that much, we don’t know, but what I would say is that he will definitely win them matches”.
Martial, a 36 million pounds ($55.54 million) signing from Monaco, danced past three defenders in the 86th minute and sidefooted the ball home on his debut to put the finishing touches to a well-deserved victory.
In all honesty, though, Van Gaal is on a fool’s errand if he thinks he can ratchet down expectations for Martial, even though he has to try.
“As a manager you are never satisfied”, he said. It’s easy to say and I agree completely, but results are too bad. “And that’s for all the players”.
“We had a hard period in the transfer period with a lot of problems with players who are going and coming”.
However I did hear other players get the bird on their return to former grounds.
“I am very happy for him. Then you have to show your professional attitude”, he added.
Knowing what scoring on a debut can do to heighten the hype around a player, Van Gaal wisely preached caution for 19-year-old Martial. With the visitors in the ascendancy Martial drove into the area from the left flank before slotting a low shot past Simon Mignolet.
Just like Wayne Rooney, Michael Carrick admitted he knew little about the French teenager until deadline day.
The news of an extension was understandably well received by United manager Louis van Gaal, who said: “I am absolutely delighted David has signed a new contract”.
“He is off the mark now”. After that they did much better in front of goal and had more chances. I am sure his confidence will be sky high after that.
When the team-sheet was announced for Liverpool, every fan must have thought that Benteke and Ings will play as a two man striker force with Firmino playing behind them. The lead was doubled from the penalty spot as Ander Herrera picked himself up and slotted the ball into goal in the 70 minute.