The former Manchester United defender says there
aren't enough match winners in the current
Manchester United squad, but is a big fan of the 19-
Rio Ferdinand says Anthony Martial is the only player in
Manchester United's squad who will frighten Manchester
City ahead of Sunday's clash between the city rivals.
The 19-year-old has been an instant hit at Old Trafford
since joining the club for £36 million in August, and scored
the equaliser - his fifth goal in his new club colours - in
Wednesday's 1-1 draw with CSKA Moscow in the Champions
But, though Ferdinand is a big fan of Martial's talents, the
former Manchester United defender fears the club lack
match winners in their squad who will trouble teams in
the final third.
He told BreatheSport: "If Chelsea had Arjen
Robben, Damien Duff and Didier Drogba all playing you knew
you had to be on it.
“But with this Manchester United team I don’t know if
there are any players – apart from Martial – whose name
you look at on the teamsheet and say ‘he can hurt us if
we give him too much time’.
"Pace in the modern day game is a Godsend. Even I didn’t
want to play against pace, and when I was in my prime I
“I’d always want to know where my opponent was so I
could put my hands on him and move him about.
“I didn’t want someone like an Andy Cole who wants to
run in behind you all day and make your life a misery.
Martial is like that.
“But he’s not going to do it on his own. He will need other
players but his pace is a great asset to have.”
Source: Olaniyi (MIV)