Anthony Martial
Anthony Martial celebrates after scoring his first goal for Manchester United against Liverpool at the Old Trafford on Sunday.Reuters

Manchester United thumped Liverpool 3-1 in their fifth English Premier League (EPL) fixture at the Old Trafford on Sunday. Daley Blind was adjudged the man of the match.

But one young bloke will remember the day even when he will be in his rocking chair during old age.

Anthony Martial will be a name all teams will be noting down before getting down on the pitch. Martial, a 19-year-old youngster from France, bought under pressure for £36million on the transfer deadline day, scored on his debut against Liverpool and thereby silenced the critics.

Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal was delighted with the way Martial played in his first game for the Red Devils and said that the young Frenchman is physically fit for the EPL.

"The goal of Anthony was not a bad goal, I think! It was a good match for him because Liverpool had to come [at us] so he had a lot of space. It was easier to bring him on but he did alright. He scored a marvellous goal and I have seen also that, physically, he can play in the Premier League. And he can dribble as you have seen. I am very happy for him. But we have to say, he's 19 years old and he's out of France and it is very difficult for a 19-year-old player to adapt to the culture of England, the Premier League and the high rhythm of the game here. But he has great talent and he can improve. He shall get better and better," Van Gaal told the media after the match against Liverpool.

Van Gaal was also happy to secure three points from the all-important clash against the Merseyside Reds.

"Each game against Liverpool is getting easier than against Swansea City - they are a ghost club for me apparently because we win again against Liverpool and I think it was more than we deserved. We controlled the match until the first goal, and after that, we brought Liverpool again into a match. But we have scored wonderful goals and then the entrance of our player, Anthony Martial, only 19 years old, and he scored with his second or third touch and the way he did it was fantastic," Van Gaal added.

Martial, who was termed as a 'panic buy' by many critics after the summer transfer window got over, portrayed his potential with a sublime individual goal on Sunday. The teams might be aware of Wayne Rooney but they will have very little idea about young Martial who just arrived from Monaco. This might help United in the upcoming fixtures of the league.

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