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Martial on why he was 'scared' ahead of his Man United move

The 20-year-old admits he was apprehensive before his switch to Old Trafford.

Anthony Martial has scored 12 goals in all competitions for Man United this season.
Anthony Martial has scored 12 goals in all competitions for Man United this season.

ANTHONY MARTIAL ADMITS he was frightened by the intensity of the Premier League ahead of his move to Manchester United.

The 20-year-old made the surprise switch from Monaco to Old Trafford last summer in a deal that could end up costing United £61.5 million.

“At the start I was scared because I had heard a lot about the intensity of the English game,” Martial told RTL.

But I realised during the matches that I was able to keep up, and I was really very happy about that because as a youngster I struggled to finish games, at the age of 17 they said I needed to work on my endurance.”

Asked if he was more afraid of the intensity of the tackles made in English football, Martial replied: “No the intensity, the tackles you need to know how to avoid them and not injure yourself.

“But I love the English game, it was really everything I wanted.”

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