‘He’s been incredible’ – Wayne Rooney hails £36m man’s start to Man United career

first_img Anthony Martial 1 Wayne Rooney admits he has been stunned by Anthony Martial’s start at Manchester United.The 19-year-old Frenchman, a surprise £36m signing from Monaco in the summer, is quickly becoming the new darling of Old Trafford.He has already netted four goals for United this season and was outstanding in Saturday’s 3-0 win over Sunderland.“He’s been incredible,” Rooney told MUTV after the game.“He’s a 19-year-old lad who doesn’t speak English and has moved over from France with a young family, so we have to understand that.“He’ll be a big player for us throughout the season and in the future, but we need to let him enjoy his football, and I’m sure he’ll bring magic moments for us.”Rooney had Martial to thank for breaking his Premier League goal drought, the Frenchman providing his captain with an easy finish against against Sunderland.It was the England man’s first league goal in 12 games, but he played down its significance.“I wasn’t worried,” said Rooney. “It’s my fifth goal of the season for United and I’ve scored for England, so it was just all about getting off the mark in the league.“Hopefully, everyone will ­concentrate on me playing my football now and I’ll enjoy it.”last_img read more