Anthony Martial likely to start for Manchester United against PSV after dream Liverpool debut

Martial scored a stunning solo goal in his first game for the club

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Anthony Martial is in line to start his first game for Manchester United at PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday following his dream debut at the weekend.

United beat rivals Liverpool 3-1 on Saturday evening, with the £36million Frenchman climbing off the bench to score a stunning solo goal in front of the Stretford End.

The deadline signing of relative unknown Martial, who had only scored 11 professional goals for Lyon, for such a huge fee was criticised in the build-up to the match.

But the teenager impressed with his performance and with United starting the game with midfielder Marouane Fellaini up front - and looking rather toothless in attack in the first-half - Louis van Gaal could turn to the youngster.

Wayne Rooney is expected to miss the match, while James Wilson and Javier Hernandez are both out on loan.

"The goal of Anthony, not a bad goal I think!" said Van Gaal after the match.

"It was also a match for him now. He has a lot of space so it was more easy to bring him. But he did it alright. He scored a marvellous goal and I have seen also, physically, he can play in the Premier League."

But the Dutch coach added that he would wait to see how Martial recovers before making a firm decision.

Martial scored a fine solo goal on his debut

"You will have to wait and see how the players recover," said van Gaal. "That is the most important thing.

"Three days – because it was an important match – for everybody, also with the pressure, for the result against Liverpool.

"So they need three days to recover. Then I shall decide."