Manchester United manager was delighted with Anthony Martial after the young forward came off the bench to score the winning goal on debut against Liverpool. The French international was signed by Louis van Gaal on transfer deadline day from Ligue 1 club AS Monaco.
The 19-year-old, who was signed for a fee of around £57.6m ($88.8m) including future bonuses, made his debut for France during the recently concluded international break. With his impressive goal, Martial showed the Red Devils' faithful why he was being dubbed the 'new Thierry Henry' in his homeland. He made a neat run and dribble turning experienced defender Martin Skrtel inside out before curling a low effort past Simon Mignolet to ensure the 20-time English champions tasted victory over their arch rivals Liverpool.
The Dutch manager hailed the forward's impact and also praised the quality of his goal, which was spectacular indeed. However, he warned against expecting a similar performance from the young forward every week, as he believes that he will take time to adapt to the Premier League, having arrived from the French league.
"The goal of Anthony was not a bad goal, I think! It was a good match for him because Liverpool had to come [at us] so he had a lot of space. It was more easy to bring him on but he did alright. He scored a marvellous goal and I have seen also that, physically, he can play in the Premier League. And he can dribble as you have seen," Van Gaal said, as quoted on United's official site.
"I am very happy for him. But we have to say, he's 19 years old and he's out of France and it is very difficult for a 19-year-old player to adapt to the culture of England, the Premier League and the high rhythm of the game here but he has a great talent and he can improve. He shall get better and better," the former Bayern Munich manager added.