Didier Deschamps believes Anthony Martial has already proven that he is good enough to vindicate his massive price tag.
The 20-year-old forward cost Manchester United an initial fee of £38million when he moved from Monaco in the summer which prompted plenty of critics to query the value of the deal, particularly as it could rise to around £61m.
Martial had a bright start to life at Old Trafford before struggling to find consistency but according to France boss Dechamps, who called him up for friendlies with Holland and Russia, the youngster is now beginning to show he has the quality to become a top player for both club and country.
“Anthony is young but he has confirmed his potential in Manchester despite the weight of the price of his transfer,” he said of Martial who has 12 goals for the Red Devils.
“He has progressed, he plays a lot. He is young and he is not tired.
“He is doing very interesting things with speed and impact. Usually he plays on the left but he can play as centre-forward too.
“It’s good, he continues to progress, he comes regularly for the French national team [but] he has a lot of room for improvement.”