Michael Owen said on the UEFA Champions League Tonight Live show on BT Sport Europe on Wednesday evening (September 30) that Manchester United striker Anthony Martial has not taken his breath away.
The former United striker made the comments about the youngster in the build-up to the Champions League Group B game between the Red Devils and Wolfsburg at Old Trafford.
“He has done what he had to do: score a lot of goals,” said Owen. “I haven’t watched him yet and thought: ‘Wow, what are we watching here! He is the real deal. He is doing something that I have never seen before’. He has not taken my breath away.”
It seems that Owen is not getting carried away with the hype surrounding Martial, who joined United from AS Monaco in the summer transfer window.
While the 19-year-old striker has not exactly been ‘world class’, he has certainly shown a lot of promise and looks like a quality player.
The France international has scored three goals and created two chances in three Premier League games so far this season.
Martial has a pass accuracy of 67% and a shot accuracy of 60%, and has won nine headers and seven dribbles.
What is remarkable about the United striker is that he is very calm in front of goal and does not get fazed by the occasion.