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Henry: “I loved Martial’s goal”

Manchester-United-vs-LiverpoolThierry Henry has hailed Anthony Martial’s debut for Manchester United as a “great way” for the Frenchman to announce himself.

The 19-year-old, the world’s most expensive teenager, made his first appearance for United as he came on as 65th minute substitute and scored his side’s third goal with a wonderful solo finish.

“He stayed composed,” Henry said.

“I call it ‘freezing the keeper’ and he puts the ball in.

“I loved the finish. It’s a great finish. What a way to announce yourself.”

Louis Van Gaal was also impressed by the Frenchman, explaining he opted to introduce Martial as Liverpool were chasing the game.

“The goal of Anthony was not a bad goal, I think,” he said.

“It was also a match for him because Liverpool had to come as we were ahead. He had a lot of space, so it was easier to bring him on.

“But he did alright – he scored a marvellous goal, and I’ve also seen that physically he can play in the Premier League.”