Franck Ribery talks up young Manchester United star Anthony Martial

With Euro 2016 on the horizon, the Bayern Munich attacker claims that Anthony Martial is one of France’s most exciting talents.

Franck Ribery has hailed Manchester United youngster Anthony Martial as a “very good young player” speaking to ESPN ahead of this summer’s European Championship.

Bayern Munich attacker Ribery will feature in none of the action in his home country due to his 2014 international retirement, with France hosting the tournament for the third time since its inception.

The 33-year-old winger won 81 caps for Les Bleus, scoring 16 goals, and was part of the side that finished as runners-up at the 2006 World Cup.

Looking ahead to this summer’s 24-team championship, Ribery is excited by the young talent in the national team, including United’s Martial and club team-mate Kingsley Coman.

Martial has enjoyed a productive season at Old Trafford following his big-money move from Ligue 1 side Monaco.

The initial £36 million transfer fee has not weighed on the shoulders of the youngster in his first season in English football. Instead, the attacker has won acclaim for his composure, finishing and maturity, scoring eight goals in 25 Premier League appearances.

Ribery has now added to that praise by stating the forward is one of France’s most exciting talents.

“[Martial and Coman are] very good young players,” he told ESPN.

“It’s great to see that it’ll be a good team, full of quality. But I’ve played 81 times and that’s it for me.”

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