Though Anthony Martial failed to find the back of the net against Sunderland during Manchester Uniteda s 3-0 win, the Frenchman managed to impress manager Louis van Gaal and captain Wayne Rooney with his fine performance.

Making headlines after completing his big money move to Manchester United, the young Frenchman managed to silence his critics after bursting into the scene following his goal against Liverpool at Old Trafford.

He is more important than I thought before he came

As quoted by the official club website, manager Louis Van Gaal claimed that Anthony Martial had turned out to be a more importanta than he had previously anticipated following Uniteda s 3-0 win over Sunderland.

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“I am very pleased with the performance of Anthony because he is not only a goalscorer, he is also an attacking point and he also prepares goals. So for us he is more important than I thought before he came.

“What I want of a striker is that he is an attacking point, that he is running in behind, preparing goals and running to the first post. These are not all the aspects of a striker, but Anthony Martial has done that today so I am pleased with his performance, but he can still be better and other players can be better.a

As reported by the club website, Wayne Rooney also praised the newcomer as he backed him to play an important role under Louis van Gaal. Though the captain claimed that Anthony Martial could become a a big playera for Manchester United this season, the Englishman seemed wary of putting too much pressure on the young footballer, insisting on allowing him the space to enjoy his football.

a Hea s been incredible. Hea s a young lad, we have to remember that. I think hea ll be a big player for us this season and in the future but we need to let him enjoy his football and Ia m sure hea ll have magic moments for us.a