Anthony Martial: Manchester United great Gary Neville says 'he never expected Martial to be this good' after impressive start after £36m move

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Gary Neville has admitted that he has been left surprised by Anthony Martial's flying start at Manchester United.

The 19-year-old Martial, who joined the club for a £36m deal from Monaco, has now scored three goals in two Premier League appearances for United after his impressive double against Southampton in the 3-2 win today.

Speaking on Sky Sports, the former United right-back Neville said: "Could he step up from being a 15 [goals] in 70 [appearances] man to a one in two man? Can he get to that level? Difficult. I never thought he'd even be close to that but he's shown in the first couple of weeks he's got the composure to score goals."

Neville added: "[It's been] some start. To say 'some player' I think is a little bit early.

"I wouldn't have imagined that he would have had the composure that he's had because his goal-scoring record before he came to Manchester United was 15 goals in 70 games, which doesn't suggest he's got that level of composure.

 

"There's huge pressure on him, he'll be aware of that - the expectation, the price tag.

"To be redundant in the game for 30 minutes and then show that composure and class at that moment says a lot about him.

"He's made a big impression on all of us."

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