AUDIO: Louis Saha Says “Martial Has the Quality Manchester United Need”


Speaking after France’s 2-1 win over Serbia, where Man Utd new boy Anthony Martial won his second international cap, Saha said he was confident that Martial has the quality United need.

Martial came on as a late substitute again, and didn’t get the chance to make much impact in his 15 or so minutes on the pitch, but Louis believes he has a bright future:

“In France we call him the next Thierry Henry because he can play left or right, he’s got a great ability with the ball, he can take on three, four players with ease, there is no problem. At the same time, the new generation have no fear.

“He’s got such an ability that he can win trophies for Manchester United I believe that, but I don’t want to put too much pressure on him.”

Saha has insisted that a £36m price tag doesn’t mean Martial has to go and score 30 goals straight away. Reflecting on what makes a transfer a success, and refusing to accept that Fellaini has been a failure, Saha added “it’s not science – football is more about feeling.” Cantona would no doubt approve of that sentiment.

Saha also had his say on Di Maria, who he described as a disappointment – “I was expecting a lot more.”

Listen to Saha discussing Martial and Di Maria below: