Man Utd boss Louis Van Gaal urges patience on Anthony Martial

Man Utd Anthony Martial and Liverpool Alberto Moreno

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Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal welcomed Anthony Martial’s debut goal, but warned against placing too much expectation on the youngster.

The Old Trafford outfit splashed out £36million to snare the 19-year-old from Monaco this summer and the forward made an instant impression on his debut.

United led Liverpool 2-1 on Saturday thanks to goals from Daley Blind and Ander Herrera, with Martial ensuring the hosts took all three points with a fine effort on 86 minutes after replacing Juan Mata midway through the second half.

Van Gaal was delighted with the strike but insists the Frenchman still needs time to adapt following his move to the Premier League.

He told BBC Sport: “He made a very good impression in the first three days, that’s why I selected him on the bench.
“When you make a goal like Anthony you cannot wish for more, I think.

“A lot of players have made a debut and scored with me so it’s a good signal.

“We scouted him and we wanted him because he’s the best in his age, but he needs time and three days is too short to judge his personality.”

United moved up to second in the table as a result of the win but they remain five points adrift of leaders Manchester City.

Manchester United take on PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League on Tuesday and they are 2.05 to secure the win. PSV can be backed at 3.60 and a draw is 3.40.

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