Manchester United legend David Beckham hails Anthony Martial start

David Beckham has hailed Anthony Martial on Sky Sports for the start the French striker has made to his Manchester United career.

Eyebrows were raised towards the end of the transfer window when United splashed out an eye-watering fee of around £36m for the Monaco youngster, as reported by the BBC, and the fee could eventually rise to what would be a club record outlay of £56m.

In a summer window that saw the Red Devils linked with several of the biggest names in world football, the arrival of the relatively unknown Martial was seen as something of a let down by some sections of the fans.

However, Martial has settled into life at Old Trafford seamlessly, and the ex-Monaco forward has already netted four goals for his new side, including a debut effort against none other than fierce rivals Liverpool after the international break.

Martial has certainly made an encouraging start to life at United, and legendary former winger Beckham has tipped the France international to continue his form.

Beckham told Sky Sports News: “It’s a great start for him, he’s 19 years old and with the price tag that he came into the club with, he’s living up to it and I hope it continues as I’m a Manchester United fan so I want to see him score more goals and be successful.

“These are the type of players that Manchester United is all about.”

Beckham was also asked about United’s Premier League title credentials this term under Louis van Gaal, and while the ex-Real Madrid wideman is hopeful as a supporter, the 40-year-old is unsure if they can overhaul the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City.

“I hope they [challenge for the Premier League title] as I am a United fan,” he added. “They’re in a good position at the moment, but it is a tough league and a long one and there is a long way to go.”

Beckham played for United between 1992 and 2003 and won six Premier League titles, two FA Cups and a Champions League before moving to Real Madrid.

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