Alan Shearer has high praise for Manchester United's young striker Anthony Martial

The Newcastle United legend likes what he has seen from the Frenchman.

This summer Manchester United's striking situation was a topic of much concern. When Louis van Gaal moved to answer the questions behind their attacking options with a massive move for Anthony Martial it was widely pilloried by many as a poor choice from the club.

However the summer signing from AS Monaco has been a revelation. The French international has scored five goals in nine games for the club since arriving at the club.

He has certainly caught the eye of one of the Premier League's greatest ever strikers. Nobody has scored more Premier League goals than Alan Shearer and he has been impressed by Martial.

Writing in his blog for Coral betting he stated:

"I’ve been very impressed with the way Martial has made an immediate impact at United. He looks a really intelligent player.

"He played on the left side against Everton where he nullified the threat of Seamus Coleman. It will be interesting to see where he starts this weekend.

"He’s exactly what United needed as they lacked pace in their side which he now offers."

High praise from illustrious sources of course as Martial continues to try and be a hit at United.

This weekend could be one of his biggest tasks yet.

The Frenchman is going to be tasked with attempting to get the best of Manchester City in their massive derby clash this afternoon.

Martial would certainly love to put an imprint on his first city derby and it seems Shearer would not be surprised if he did.

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