Anthony Martial gets got the talent to reach Cristiano Ronaldo’s level, according to manchester-united interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Martial’s goal, which saw him run out of the halfway point, headed ex-United captain Gary Neville to compare it to a Ronaldo winner at Craven Cottage in 2007.
“He’s similarities, ofcourse” said Solskjaer.
“It was towards the end of the match and we played a very poor game and Cristiano scored it,” he included in his prior teammate’s goal in a 2-1 win.
Ronaldo won eight prizes in his time and scored 118 goals in 292 games.
“If he wishes to be at Cristiano’s flat, Anthony knows what he’s got to do,” said Solskjaer. “It’s as much as him. He has the talent.”
Last month, Martial signed a new deal keeping him at the club until at least 2024 having previously looked on the point of leaving in the summer after falling out of favour for spells under former manager Jose Mourinho.
If he signed from Monaco in 2015 for a first & pound; 36m the 23-year-old, that became probably the most expensive teenager in history, has started half eight Premier League games as Solskjaer took more than Mourinho.
“I am thankful he is in my own team,” said Solskjaer, whose side take Paris St Germain at Old Trafford on Tuesday in the Champions League last-16 leg.
“He has led to so many chances, therefore many goals. He is a Manchester United player. The audience is excited by him. He excites the director. His team mates excite. And he’s an excellent character across the place.”