Anthony Martial backed for Manchester United and France captaincy in future by brother

New Manchester United signing Anthony Martial has the full backing of his brother to not just succeed at Old Trafford, but to captain the Red Devils, and his country France.

Martial signed for United for a record breaking £36million on the last day of the summer transfer window, becoming the most expensive teenager ever in football. 

Martial joined United for huge fee on deadline day

The 19-year-old had played just over fifty times for AS Monaco, having joined from Olympique Lyonnais in 2013 for around 5 million euros but United were desperate to snap up Martial before one of their rivals did.

He will be the 12th French player for Manchester United when he makes his debut, joining Morgan Schneiderlin as the French contingent for the Reds.

Yet Patrice Evra, who left United in 2014 after eight years for Juventus, is seen as an idol in Manchester and Martial's brother Dorian says that Martial can do the same as Evra, who captained United on multiple occasions.

"Anthony has all the qualities needed to be Manchester United and France captain" and emulate what Evra has done in his career to date. Dorian Martial says that his little brother "has always been a natural leader", even at a young age, saying "he's been like that since he was six."

Dorian was speaking to The Sun and says that Anthony "isn't someone who will shout at all the players around him," much like Evra, and Thierry Henry, another French player to take a captain's armband in the Premier League, for Arsenal.

However, Martial "doesn't need to because he speaks with his incredible skills", he "is a talisman". Anthony "has the ego and personality on the pitch to be a captain of Manchester United and even France [where Martial is from]."

Evra and Henry became captains in England, Martial will do the same, says brother Dorian

The claim sounds ridiculous but Dorian quickly added, "of course, not right now" because Martial remains "just 19". However, "in the future", Martial can take the armband for both club and country because "he comes from a club that has produced two France captains."

"Patrice Evra went on to be United skipper" explains Dorian Martial and "Thierry Henry had the armband at Arsenal". Both could be because it is "in the DNA here [CO Les Ullis] because players are well educated" and "taught to be responsible" and "respectful."

Martial has huge potential, and has already become known as a goalscorer in Ligue 1, scoring nine goals in the 2014/15 season, more than any other player under 20 in Europe. However, the fee of £36million, thought to possibly increase to £55million could put a huge amount of pressure on Martial.

Dorian denies this because Anthony "doesn't know the meaning of the word 'pressure'."

Anthony Martial could make his Manchester United debut in the North-West derby when United host Liverpool at Old Trafford on Saturday September 12th.

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