The transfer fee that took Andy Cole from Newcastle to Manchester United was a British record fee of £7 million. Now he’s given his backing to the world’s most expensive teenage footballer, Anthony Martial.
Cole was a consistent and vital goal scorer in Manchester United’s treble winning season of 1998/99, and managed to total 119 goals in 268 appearances for the Red Devils.
Anthony Martial has rocked the Premier League with 3 goals and an assist in his first 4 games. The 19 year old’s impressive start has not been missed by the ex-United star.
Speaking to ManUtd.com, Andy Cole said:
“I do like him. I’ve got to be honest, I didn’t know a lot about him before he came to United.”
“I watched him play against Arsenal [for Monaco] last season but the way he has come in, he’s made a great impression.”
“He’s got good feet and great pace. In the modern game, it’s important to have great pace and he’s got that in abundance.”
“He looks a great player and has got off to a great start. It looks like he’s got the right temperament as well. He uses his body very well.
“He only looks like a slight chap but he gets hold of the ball, he’s got good feet and he is prepared to run at people and take them on.”
Martial has returned to Manchester United training following a successful international break with France. He is not suffering from any injury so is expected to start on Saturday, against Everton.