French football stunned by Martial’s Manchester United success

Manchester United striker Anthony Martial has surprised French football pundits with the ease he has settled in the Premier League.

Martial left AS Monaco last summer for a fee rising to a record €80 million.

Saint Etienne great Jean-Michel Larque admits the way Martial has handled the pressure of his price-tag has surprised him.

“Anthony Martial has matured greatly. The transfer made the headlines. He’s not the same player (as at ASM),” said Larque to RMC.

“He is interesting for France. We must now see him transition to the national team.”

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