Anthony Martial has already achieved as much as these two superstars

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Two of South America's big name players only scored as much in an entire season for Manchester United as the France international has managed already.

There is an air of excitement surrounding Manchester United's next fixture against Sunderland on Saturday, as the fans of Old Trafford get ready to see Anthony Martial for second time in a league fixture.

The Frenchman has already scored in his first two Premier League fixtures, and adding his last minute effort against Ipswich earlier in the week, Martial now has an impressive four goals to his name in his opening four matches.

And considering the number of questions asked about the size of the fee United paid for the teenager, he is has already matched two of the highest profile signings the club have made in recent years.

Because those four goals Martial has netted already means he has matched the totals of record buy Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao, who arrived at Old Trafford in a storm of publicity this time last year, with many reckoning him to be one of the best players in the world.

Both South American players left the club in the close season this summer, with Falcao returning to Monaco after his loan expired, only to then move to Chelsea for another loan spell. Di Maria had a mixed campaign but slipped from favour in the final few months, and United seemed eager to accept a big money offer for the former Real Madrid man, with PSG offering enough to see the Red Devils willing to let the 27-year-old go.

At 19-years-old, Martial has both made a more impressive start to his life at the club than the South American duo, and has plenty of time to get even better.

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