Anthony Martial refuses to accept pressure after £58m Manchester United move

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Manchester United new boy Anthony Martial has denied that he is feeling the pressure to perform after completing his big-money move to Old Trafford.

The 19-year-old swapped AS Monaco for the Premier League on deadline day, signing for Louis van Gaal’s side for £58 million according to the Daily Mail.

It’s natural that the fee would raise some eyebrows, with Martial yet to make his debut for the French national side and having only completed one full season in Ligue 1.

The youngster will wear the No. 9 shirt at Old Trafford, but is yet to bag double figures in a single league campaign, let alone after moving to a new country and a new league.

However, in his first interview at his new club, the forward has insisted that he is not fazed by the expectations that may accompany him in England.

“I don’t feel the pressure. I know there is pressure but I’m ready for it,” he began, speaking to the club’s official website.

“I’m very happy because it’s a big club in England,” he went on.

“I’m very proud. I’m very happy because I worked hard for this and my family is very happy about it,” he concluded.

“I spoke with the coach, Louis van Gaal, and I know that I need to work very hard. It’s not easy to speak about myself but I am a very fast player. I hope that everything will go well for me at this club.”

Despite his bold words, Red Devils fans will surely be expecting Martial to increase their side’s goal threat.

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