Man Utd news: Dimitar Berbatov makes prediction about Manchester United's Anthony Martial

Man Utd news: Dimitar Berbatov makes prediction about Manchester United's Anthony Martial

That’s the verdict of former Red Devils ace Dimitar Berbatov, who played alongside the Frenchman at Ligue 1 giants Monaco.

Martial enjoyed a stellar first season at Old Trafford under Louis Van Gaal, defying those who’d criticised his £58m transfer fee.

But he’s found the going tougher since Jose Mourinho replaced Van Gaal and has been in and out of the United side over the past 18 months.

Berbatov has now offered his backing to Martial though and predicted the 21-year-old will improve as time goes on.

Berbatov told ESPN FC: “I went into the first training session [at Monaco] and saw Anthony Martial, James Rodriguez, Geoffrey Kondogbia, Yannick Carrasco, Bernardo Silva. 

“These young players were flying around me and I was thinking: ‘What the f—? I am too old or are these guys too good.’ 

“Martial had something special and he’s developed. He’ll develop even more.

“You could see how fast and strong he was. The only thing lacking was to be more confident. 

“I liked playing in defence in training; it helped me understand the defenders well. 

“Martial would come towards with me the ball. Sometimes he hesitated; he didn’t want to take me on because he thought I was going to take his ball. The self belief was not there. 

“I would say: ‘Anto, you are so quick, you can go past me. Don’t be afraid to do that to every player because you are so quick.’ 

“He’s a top guy.”

Martial will be hoping he’s handed the chance to shine when United take on Tottenham tomorrow (12.30pm).

Published at Fri, 27 Oct 2017 09:51:52 +0000

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