Thierry Henry’s Anthony Martial review shows how highly he rates Man Utd star

Manchester United fans who feel they haven't seen the true Anthony Martial yet have had their fears eased by Premier League great Thierry Henry.

The striker joined the Red Devils from Monaco for an initial fee of £36m at the age of 19.

With the huge price tag strapped to his back, Martial has sometimes struggled to show his class at United and fell out of favour with former manager Jose Mourinho.

But a recent upturn in form has pleased the Old Trafford faithful.

And Arsenal great Lee Dixon has explained what he's been told about Martial by former team-mate Henry, who knows the United striker well.

"I talked about that with him [Henry] recently," Dixon told Arsenal podcast Handbrake Off.

"We did some work together with Amazon Prime when they had the two games around Christmas time.

"I presumed he knew Martial because they’re from the same area in France so I asked him about Martial.

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"I said, “What he’s like?” and he looked at me with that look that he does as if to say: 'Have I not already spoken to you about this?'

"And he said, 'He’s exactly like I was when I came to Arsenal. He needs to go through the process like I did with you lot and I don’t know if the Manchester United dressing room is like that'.

"He said that was the making of him.

"To liken himself to Martial or another player to him, it really painted a picture of what Martial was like and what his character was like because he’s super-talented like Thierry was and I think his development would have been similar.

"I’m not saying he would have been as good as Thierry – but would have been similar if he had been in the old United dressing room with the characters like what we had in our dressing room.

"He certainly talks about that as a real learning lesson in his curve to get how brilliant he was."

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