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Henry Discusses Man Utd’s ‘New Henry’

Manchester United's new £36m signing Anthony Martial has been compared to Thierry Henry, and the Arsenal legend gave insight into what the player can bring to the Red Devils. 

Read: Man Utd Confirm Martial Mega Deal

Henry admitted he thinks United have taken a gamble by signing Martial, but believes the 19-year-old can bring great pace to manager Louis van Gaal’s team.

"It's kind of a weird one for me because he's from the West Indies," he told Sky Sports.

"He's obviously French, but he's from the West Indies. We're from the same town too.

"I know of him. I heard about him way before he went to Lyon and Monaco, and now obviously he's at United.

"He has pace. Can he score a lot of goals? I actually don’t know.

"It is a massive gamble that clubs need to take nowadays because of the situation that United are in.

"We saw him at the Emirates last season playing for Monaco and causing trouble for the Arsenal defence.

"He has a bright future, but there's ways a question mark.

"Is he going to perform? Last season Angel Di Maria, an established and experienced player, couldn't make it in United's ranks.

"So all the best to him. He has pace and he can bring that to the team."

Read: Van Gaal Clashed With Another Man Utd Star

The young Frenchman made seven appearances for Monaco this season, scoring one goal and assisting two more strikes.

Do you think Martial will be a successful signing for United? Let us know in the comments section below. 

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