Ahead of the FA Cup final against Crystal Palace this afternoon at Wembley, Manchester United forward Anothy Martial has revealed his delight at goalscoring to wreck teams.
The 20-year-old who joined the Red Devils for £36million from Monaco has scored 17 goals and 11 assists an all competitions in his debut season and he is already attracting huge interest from the likes of Paris Saint German, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, and Barcelona.
“Goalscoring is what I do,” Martial said ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup final against Crystal Palace.
“It’s the thing that makes me most happy. I’m really happy inside but I’m just not the sort of guy who shows that on the outside too much. But not happy when I score? Scoring makes me happiest because it’s what it’s all about.”
Surprisingly, he wasn’t a household name in European football before moving to Old Trafford and even Captain Wayne Rooney didn’t know who he was and had to look up Google to find out about the Frenchman.
“Well, he knows me now, doesn’t he?” Martial jokingly questioned.
“I’ve heard that story. I guess it’s pretty amusing.”
Despite a brilliant first season at United, the club failed to make it out of the group-stage of the Champions League and a fifth-place finish in the Premier League means United will not be in the world’s premier club competition next season.
But Martial insists he is happy in Manchester and prepared to stay for a very long-time.
“I love Manchester, I love being here and certainly I see myself being here for a good while yet,” the France international said.
“Obviously the future’s a good while ahead yet, but I’m certainly happy here.
“You never know what happens in the future, but the fans have really accepted me really well. They’ve been happy with me and I think the fact they sing a song about me all the time shows they’re quite happy with me. I just do my best to try and pay back that support.”
“I’ve got a special relationship with the fans and I’m grateful because they’ve always been there for me and I’m thankful for that.”