Louis van Gaal backed Anthony Martial to shine at Manchester United after the world’s most expensive teenager exploded onto the Premier League stage with a superb debut goal in yesterday’s 3-1 win against Liverpool.
“It’s good of course, I won’t lie, I feel so proud and happy but this is not my goal – my goal is to be good all season and help the team win, which is the most important, and to win collective trophies”.
“I played [Nicolas] Anelka and people asked me, “Why did you not buy anybody?’ and Thierry Henry the same. There is a little bit of history because of what happened and overall it was always very hard for us”.
Arsenal are yet to score at home this season and Wenger will be hoping that his players can get off the mark against Stoke today. Arsenal announced last week – barely 24 hours after the transfer deadline – that Welbeck’s ongoing knee problem would require...
It would be easy to overlook the significance of his omission for Saturday’s cakewalk against San Marino, with tonight’s trickier game against Switzerland in mind, and yet it merely underscores his importance to England’s cause. ‘It’s a big year for him.
Although Sterling is only a year older than Martial at 20, he is already a key worldwide player with a lot of Premier League experience under his belt and was a influential force in Liverpool’s second-place finish two seasons ago.
With van Gaal apparently having more bodies from which to select, following returns from injury and a lack of pre-season training, the United manager is toying with the idea of using Ander Herrera in the “number 10” position, playing behind his solitary striker....
Rooney went on to complete his treble in the second half, before Ander Herrera rounded off the scoring as United secured their place in Thursday’s draw for the group stages with a 7-1 aggregate success.