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Tuesday 27 September 2016

Martial feels no pressure despite massive price tag

Anthony Martial. Photo: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters
Anthony Martial. Photo: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

Anthony Martial insists he hasn't been affected by his price tag this season.

The Frenchman became the most expensive teenager in the world when he signed for Manchester United from Monaco for a fee that could potentially rise to £58m.

But far from being crushed by the weight of expectation, Martial, who turned 20 in December, has managed 15 goals in 46 games including a debut strike against Liverpool and an FA Cup semi-final winner against Everton at Wembley.

He said: "I never feel any extra pressure at all. The only pressure I feel is the pressure I put on myself to do well and to work hard throughout the season to help the team. That's what drives me on. I think in that respect it (his price tag) has not affected me."

Martial's goals have given United the chance to finish in the top four this season, and he could yet end his first year in England with a trophy.

He added: "I can't wait to go back (to Wembley) and try to win the cup."

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