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Thierry Henry praises Anthony Martial goal: 'I love the finish'

Thierry Henry praises Anthony Martial goal: 'I love the finish'

12/09/2015 at 23:07Updated 12/09/2015 at 23:08

Thierry Henry praised Anthony Martial's deadly finishing after his debut goal for Manchester United against Liverpool.

Martial has been widely compared to Arsenal legend Henry, and scored a sensational strike after coming off the bench to make his debut.

The world's most expensive teenager, who could cost United up to £58m, cut inside from the left, rode a Martin Skrtel challenge and finished low into the far corner.

Henry, the scorer of many similar goals, said on Sky Sports: "I’m happy for him. They’re wondering if he spoke English – he proved he did with the ball.

"I love the finish, it’s a great finish for me. He freezes the keeper by looking up before he hits it."

Anthony Martial shoots and scores against Liverpool

Anthony Martial shoots and scores against LiverpoolReuters

Viewers were amused and frustrated in equal measure that Henry was unable to offer a fuller assessment of Martial's display.

The Frenchman found it hard to make himself heard as Graeme Souness and Jamie Carragher loudly debated Liverpool's defensive failings in United's 3-1 win at Old Trafford.

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