Martial has been in sensational form right from his Manchester United debut against Liverpool and going into today’s game with Sunderland, he is without doubt Man United’s main attacking threat.
Over his years in management, Sir Alex oversaw the careers of some of the world’s best footballers including Cristiano Ronaldo and he clearly sees something in Martial as well.
“The boy Martial, he could be anybody (he wants),” Ferguson said.
“He doesn’t panic, the ball goes into him but he doesn’t panic, that’s a great asset. I don’t think you can teach that.”
Ferguson’s point about his composure is undoubtedly what has been most impressive so far this season. He hasn’t just scored goals, he’s crafted goals with a cultured style of finishing only usually seen in veteran strikers with years of experience under his belt.
Thierry Henry comparisons were easy to make about a young French striker moving to the Premier League from AS Monaco but Martial has shown those comparisons weren’t simply hot air – he really does have that star quality about him.
With Martial in the side and in red hot form, United are a force to contend with right now and Louis van Gaal will be looking for three points against Sunderland. Hopefully, Martial can once again get on the score sheet and you really wouldn’t be surprised to see him score a couple.