Manchester United starlet Anthony Martial marked his full France debut with a man of the match performance in Sunday's (11 October) friendly victory over Denmark. Starting for the first time for his country, the 19-year-old took up a role on the left of a front three alongside Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud and Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann.
Martial, who signed for United for £36m ($55.3m) on transfer deadline day, made an immediate impact, providing an assist for Giroud just four minutes into the contest. The 19-year-old had the chance to mark his full debut with a goal of his own after bursting past two Denmark defenders in the second half, only to be denied by Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.
It was his overall performance that impressed Les Blues supporters most, however, with French newspaper L'Equipe naming the ex-Monaco star their man of the match after he collected almost 50% of the votes in an online poll.
Martial has enjoyed a remarkable start to his United career, scoring four goals in his first five appearances, including a memorable strike against arch-rivals Liverpool on his debut. The Frenchman has already solidified his place as the focal point of Louis van Gaal's attack and believes he can help the club enjoy unexpected success both domestically and in Europe this season.
"I think we can win the Premier League and the Champions League this season. Both of them. We are among the top five clubs [in Europe]," he was quoted as saying by The Mirror. "It is going well so far. I have had a great welcome from the fans. I don't think about my price on the pitch.
"The goal against Liverpool, the big enemy of the club, allowed the fans to get to know me a bit better."