Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney believes that new signing Anthony Martial will be a major hit at Old Trafford. The 30-year-old has backed the player to be an integral part of the United team which will be looking to challenge for trophies.
The England international had previously made the news after Morgan Schneiderlin revealed in an interview that the striker had made enquiries about Martial to him after news broke about his arrival at United. The Red Devils signed Martial for £36m ($55m) this summer, their biggest spend in the transfer window, after being beaten by Chelsea in the race for Barcelona winger Pedro.
Martial is expected to hit the ground running after coming back from international duty with France and is likely to be inducted into the first team from the outset following a dearth of options for Louis van Gaal. Javier Hernandez and Adnan Januzaj have been allowed to leave the club this summer and the Dutchman is likely to use Martial on the left, with Memphis Depay on the right to provide some much needed pace across Rooney, who is their most experienced goalscorer at present.
Rooney revealed that he has seen Martial play against Arsenal in the round of 16 tie of the Champions League in 2014 and insists that the player will go places in his career. The winger provided the assist for Monaco's second goal, which played an important part in overthrowing the Gunners out of the tournament.
"It's been well documented I haven't seen that much of him to be honest, so I can't really say too much on him," the United captain said, as quoted by Goal. "I saw him last season against Arsenal where he had a fantastic game, so hopefully he'll be a great signing for us. He's got a lot of ability from what I've seen and I'm sure he'll be a good player for us."