MANCHESTER UNITED striker Anthony Martial was dubbed a “£100million player” by club legends last night after his performance in the Europa League win against Copenhagen.
The Frenchman won the penalty that saw Bruno Fernandes step up to score the only goal of the game.
Martial constantly bamboozled the Copenhagen defence with his intelligent runs and off-the-ball work.
And it was only an inspired performance from the Danish side’s keeper Karl-Johan Johnsson that prevented him from adding to United’s tally.
BT Sport’s pundits for the night Owen Hargreaves, Paul Scholes and Robin van Persie were full of praise for the 24-year-old frontman.
Hargreaves said: “Everyone’s got an opinion on Martial. He’s a Ferrari. He just looked like a £100million player.”
Paul Scholes, added: “He’s turning into a No 9 more and more every game I watch.
“He’s normally a brilliant finisher but tonight the finishing wasn’t quite there.”
And Van Persie rounded off the compliments, adding: “Martial always has an eye for his team-mates and that’s what sets him apart from the others.
“That’s why I think he’s a world class player.”
Fernandes made sure Manchester United came up smelling of roses in Cologne.
The Portuguese star has not missed a penalty in four and a half years of top-flight football.
Last night he was the man on the spot again with the 95th-minute strike from 12 yards after Martial had been fouled by Andrea Bjelland.
It was the 21st penalty United have been awarded this season.
It means United will face the winners of Wolves versus Sevilla, which takes place tonight.