Louis van Gaal has again reiterated his stance on Anthony Martial, that he will be eased in to the first team, but that at 19 he is the best player of his age.
He is a young player and has already played for Monaco’s first team and in the Champions League. He is the best of his age and that’s why he bought him. But we have to wait and see. He is 19 years old and he has to adapt. You have seen how Di Maria struggled here and he was 27, and Falcao was 29. We have to give him time but it’s difficult because fans are reading in the media about the money we paid for him, and they think he shall score at once, but it is not like that. We are living in a crazy world and now we have to pay that kind of money because, otherwise, he would have gone to another club. We bought him because we need a striker in the future. Maybe he can show signals of his quality this season. We can build him up and, at the right time, he can enter the game.