Eric Cantona praises Anthony Martial and compares him to Ronaldo
Manchester United legendary striker Eric Cantona has heaped huge praise on fellow Frenchman Anthony Martial after a superb debut season with the Reds and has compared him to not one but two Ronaldo’s [Brazil legend and Portuguese] .
Martial, who joined United from Monaco last summer, has gone to become the club’s top scorer with 17 goals in his first season at Old Trafford.
Speaking to MUTV in an exclusive interview ahead of FA Cup final between Manchester United and Crystal Palace, King Cantona says Martial is worthy of the praise.
“He’s very mature for his age. I think he’s the same kind of player as Ronaldo. Of course Ronaldo is a Brazilian, but he’s as strong as him. Martial is skilful, he wants to score goals and he has good vision,” Cantona told MUTV.
“At Manchester it’s a great club for young players when you are in the Academy and also when you are 18/19/20 years old. [At that age] you need to go and play for a great team and also you need to work with people who will help you because you’re still a young player, just as Ronaldo, the Portuguese Ronaldo, did when he came to play for United and for Ferguson.
“He had the opportunity to win trophies but also Ferguson helped him to be the player he is today. And I think he [Martial] has been very clever to choose Manchester United.”
Cantona won four Premier league titles, two League and two FA Cups in five years at Manchester United before ending his glorious career in 1997.