‘He was a real threat’ – Paul Scholes hails Manchester United player after performance against Manchester City

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes hailed the performance of Anthony Martial in Manchester United’s 2-0 victory over Manchester City on Sunday.

Martial won the early penalty which allowed Bruno Fernandes to open the scoring and was a constant threat to a Manchester City backline which has been in imperious form this season.

Scholes told Premier League Productions: “Today against Manchester City I thought they were excellent on the counter-attack. I thought Martial was really good as he (Solskjaer) said in the interview.

“He’s not scored today, he’s had a great opportunity to score, but the other things he did meant he was a real threat. He was working hard.

“He has quality, I really like him. I think he’s suffered the last 10 or so games with confidence more than anything. The lad has got real ability, he probably should’ve scored today when he had a great chance and the keeper saved.

“When you go to Manchester City that might be the only chance you get. Someone like Michael (Owen) they take it, they know. They understand ‘I’ve got to be ready, if I get that chance I’ll put it away’.

“I don’t think he’s got that streak in him. But if he does get that streak in him he’s a lad who will get you 25 to 30 goals a season.”