How Anthony Martial Has Reacted To Edinson Cavani’s Arrival

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Anthony Martial has positive words for Edinson Cavani.

When Manchester United announced the signing of the prolific striker at the end of their summer transfer window, quite a few heads would have turned.

The player most clearly brought under the crosshairs as a result of this transfer is Anthony Martial. The French striker would erstwhile be United’s first choice man in the spot but the addition of the Uruguayan international does not make that an assured affair any more.

However, speaking to the club about Cavani, Martial certainly had positive words, opining:

“He’s a really great player, he’s proved exactly that all the way through his career, and I hope that he’ll manage to help us out. It’s always a positive to have even more quality within the group and as there are always a lot of fixtures to play, when one player is rested, it will allow us to ensure that there is no drop-off in quality whatsoever. That’s especially important for the team.”

Important and mature words from the 24-year-old who clearly knows what is expected of him.

The Frenchman hasn’t been able to build on his career-best tally from last campaign yet with his performances so far being poor including a woeful sending off against Tottenham Hotspur.

Martial is aware of the same as he adds: “I still haven’t scored yet this season. But I know that as and when I get off the mark with one, everything will be fine. So, it’s down to me to keep putting in a big effort in training and to then show everybody the real Anthony Martial.”

While Cavani’s debut during the Premier League clash against Chelsea didn’t entirely show the clinical goalscorer at his best, his very presence on the roster is bound to have a massive catalysing influence.