Manchester United summer signing Anthony Martial believes that he will be greatly helped by the experience of his compatriot Morgan Schneiderlin in bedding into the United squad. The forward, who made his second appearance for France in their 2-1 win over Serbia, revealed that Schneiderlin helped him during their time with the national team and expects the relationship to extend into the United dressing room.
Martial completed a deadline day move to United for £36m ($55m), which has made him the most expensive teenager in the history of the sport. However, the 19-year-old is not too worried about the expectations vested on him and wants to hit the ground running as soon as possible. The forward is expected to be thrown into the deep end against Liverpool, who travel to Old Trafford on 12 September for their fifth Premier League game of the season.
"He [Schneiderlin] gave me a lot of advice on Manchester and the national team," Martial revealed, as quoted by Goal. "He's going to help me a lot."
The Red Devils are currently fifth in the table, level on points with Arsenal and Liverpool, who are behind on goal difference. A win over Liverpool this weekend will be a major boost to their chances of bettering their league position from last season, when they finished fourth.
Martial is likely to be deployed on the wings along with Memphis Depay, with Rooney through the middle. His arrival will add some pace and trickery to the United first eleven, which has failed to score in its last two games in the league.
The former Monaco man revealed that he is thankful to Didier Deschamps for giving him a first team call-up to the national team and that he wants to be part of the squad participating in Euro 2016. "I am pleased that the head coach gave me the opportunity to play. I hope he's happy with me and that I can come back as often as possible."