Anthony Martial
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has warned against expecting too much too soon from Anthony Martial after the Frenchman scored a goal on debut against LiverpoolGetty

Former Manchester United forward Dwight Yorke believes that Anthony Martial's arrival will give the Red Devils something different which hasn't been in their armoury in recent seasons. The former Monaco man ran at Liverpool's defence and scored on his instep, which got him comparisons from various quarters with Arsenal legend Thierry Henry.

The 20-time English Champions signed Martial on a deadline-day deal from Monaco, making him the costliest teenager in the history of the game. There were major apprehensions over the transfer but his performance while coming on as a substitute against Liverpool should arrest any such talk and Yorke believes that his arrival could be the start of something great for the Red Devils.

Yorke insists that a move to United is very different from when you ply your trade in lesser clubs as the expectations are high and failure to perform well from the outset can put massive pressure on you in the long run. The former league champion was also impressed by Martial's ability to keep his composure before slotting in the goal in front of such a massive crowd.

"I've been able to play at lesser clubs like Villa and those things. They were amazing times, but when you go to United for big money, the start is important. When he came on you could tell he was a little bit raw and rough around the edges," Yorke told Sky Sports.

"He didn't give two monkeys in terms of what you're supposed to do and just got the ball and it seems to be a natural thing just to attack the defenders, something we haven't seen for maybe 18 months at United. We've been crying out for something like that.

"Being an attacking player myself I love to see him attack at players and commit defenders. People say he got a little bit fortunate, but at the same time fair play to the lad. He kept his composure.

"He's a big-money signing and a young lad. You'd think he would probably snatch at it but he slotted it in extremely well. I am delighted for him," he added.