Ex-Manchester United striker Saha: Martial just like Henry

Former Manchester United striker Louis Saha has likened Anthony Martial to Arsenal legend Thierry Henry.

Martial has long been compared to Henry and Saha is well placed to comment on that link, given that he played with the Arsenal legend when earning his 20 international caps with France.

“He has definitely got the quality and the platform for working really hard at Manchester United,” Saha told MUTV. 

“When you get that, you get the experience under your belt of being at a big club and you get respected easier with France. When you see him, he has as much quality as Thierry Henry at this age.”

“Thierry was a really decisive player and that is where Martial needs to work; he needs to be more precise and give more indication to his game.”

“Everything seems to be easy for him: being on the ball, being strong, holding the ball at the right moments, getting important goals and being able to play week in and week out.”

“He hasn’t played this many games during his career so he has done really well to adapt his physique.”

“What I really like about him is that he is willing to improve. He is listening and trying to get things going.”

“He hasn’t been helped because the team hasn’t been performing consistently, so imagine if a few players stepped it up? Then it would have been even easier for him.”

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