MANCHESTER UNITED LEGENDS GARY NEVILLE AND PAUL SCHOLES REACT TO MARTIAL’S NEW CONTRACT

Manchester United forward Anthony Martial has signed a new five-year contract with the club that’ll keep him at Old Trafford till 2024.

Martial has been in explosive form under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, forming a formidable partnership with Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard.

Martial was disgruntled under former boss Jose Mourinho and was keen on leaving the club.

Upon his signing a new contract, Manchester United legend Gary Neville has hailed the move and said it’d have been a risk for him to leave, insisting that the 23-year-old has the potential to do well at the club and become one of the best.

He told Sky Sports: “It would be too big a risk to let someone of that potential and promise (to leave).

“He is still at a good level, his assists and goals record are not bad, but there is a lot more to come from him.

“This contract is a reward for him and he now has a manager who believes in him and is playing him in different positions and making him do different things.

“From United’s point of view, they now need a return on that investment and that promise and potential that he has shown in glimpses and moments in the last three and a half years to now become a consistent set of performances that will mean he becomes one of the best players in Europe in his position.”

Paul Scholes has hailed Martial’s form under Solskjaer and believes he has what it takes to become one of the best in Europe.

“It’s brilliant, he was another player who struggled under previous manager,’ he told Radio 5 Live. ‘We all knew his qualities, I remember talking to [Dimitar] Berbatov, who played at Monaco with him, and he was raving.

“You need a run of games to express yourself and now he’s getting that, he can beat a man, score goals, bring excitement for the fans and that’s the most important thing. It’s a great signing.”