Van Persie hails ‘World class player’ at Manchester United

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Former Manchester United forward, Robin Van Persie, has hailed Anthony Martial as a world class player, after watching him impress yet again, in the club’s 1-0 victory over FC Copenhagen.

The Frenchman has scored 23 goals this season, and was instrumental to United’s progress to the semi-finals of the Europa League on Monday, as he earned the penalty that was converted by Bruno Fernandes to see them through.

Reacting to Martial’s performance on BT Sport, Van Persie said, “The outstanding player, for me, tonight, was Anthony Martial.

“When he switches it on, he’s too fast, too silky and wow, what a player. What I like about Martial as well, is that he has eyes for his team-mates. He’s not only playing for himself. He knows when to attack and go for it himself.

“That’s why I think he’s a world-class player because he has it all. He can provide, he can give assists, he can dribble, he’s fast, but he always has a very good awareness of what’s happening around him.”

Martial has established himself as an important player in Olé Gunnar Solskjaer’s team, with his eye-catching showings, game in, game out.

He’s currently United’s leading goalscorer, after coming from behind to overtake Marcus Rashford, who currently has 22 so far.