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Man Utd Boss Van Gaal Delighted For Anthony Martial

Anthony Martial scored a brace as Manchester United came from behind to beat Southampton 3-2 on Sunday.

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In his first Premier League start, the 19-year-old French forward was the hero for the Red Devils with goals in the 34th and 50th minutes at St Mary’s.

Martial joined United from AS Monaco for £36million in the summer and has now netted three goals in two league appearances while also starting in the Champions League midweek, and his bright start has impressed manager Louis van Gaal, who is not expecting the same out of his young gun every match.

“He needs to adapt to the English culture, he is doing great – three matches in a row and three goals,” he said of Martial.

“When you are 19, you cannot expect consistency. Emotionally they shall have a lot of dips so that I expect also from him but that is not a big problem for me.

“I’m very happy that he is in three matches and his talent is at a high level and he adapts to the system of how we want to play, that is also important, not every player can adapt in that system but he shows he wants to do that and he can do that.

“He scores goals. That is the most important thing, that as a striker he scores goals. He can improve I think but he has a high level of talent.”

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