French coach Damiano: United striker Martial more explosive, sharper than Thierry Henry

French coach Christian Damiano regards Manchester United striker Anthony Martial as more “explosive” than Arsenal legend Thierry Henry.

Damiano was an assistant to Gerard Houllier at Liverpool.

He told France Football: “They both have the capacity to be a constant threat, to knacker you out.”

“For defenders, it’s hard to follow them for 90 minutes.”

“Then, in their gait and their way of running, there are real similarities. Like Thierry, Martial has this slender, relaxed and fluid side of him. It’s so obvious as soon as you see him on the pitch.

“Martial is way more comfortable than Thierry in small spaces and even with his back to goal.

“I find him, for example, more explosive, sharper, more lively over two or three metres and in his changes of direction.”

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