Wayne Rooney is full of praise for “incredible” Anthony Martial

Manchester United returned to the top of the Premier League for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement at the weekend, seizing on Manchester City’s slip at Tottenham with a 3-0 victory over Sunderland.


Wayne Rooney scored his first league goal of the campaign against Sunderland and with Martial providing pace and composure up front, Van Gaal’s attacking worries are receding.

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling believes that his side can achieve anything this season after moving to the top of the Premier League.

Just 38 seconds after the restart, Rooney bundled in his first premier eague goal in 999 minutes.

Juan Mata then rounded off the win in the final minute after converting a cross from substitute Ashley Young. United travel to Arsenal on Sunday and after the global break they face tough tests against Everton and City.

Blind joined the Red Devils in the summer of 2014 shortly after the World Cup in Brazil, where he displayed his versatility and operated at left wing-back for the Oranje under then manager Louis van Gaal. But I have to say that we have the teams to do it and we have the quality to do it, ” he said to the club’s website.

“He’s been incredible”, Rooney told MUTV of Martial.

“These are not all the aspects of a striker, but Anthony Martial has done that today so I am pleased with his performance, but he can still be better and other players can be better“.

Bottom club Sunderland are yet to win in seven matches, but Steven Fletcher insists the squad’s resolve remains strong.

It often means the 33-year-old must train by himself in the afternoons if the first team have morning sessions, and vice versa if the bulk of the squad are doing their work after lunch. He is the same, the way he always is.

“He is coming in to do his training sessions, eat with the players and prepare for matches so it’s more or less the same rhythm he had when he was at Monaco – except for living in the hotel”.

“We are concentrating on the Wolfsburg game on Wednesday night now and making sure we get a positive result”.


“He clearly still love her and reach out to her sometime but she made it clear to him that she is not getting back together with him“, sources said.

     BIG IMPACT Anthony Martial has been hailed by Chris Smalling