Andy Cole: How Man United striker Anthony Martial is just like Jamie Vardy

He added: “What we don’t see a lot of now, and Jamie Vardy has done this extremely well for Leicester, is strikers who run in behind and stretch defences.

“You don’t see that a lot in the Premier League any more, but when Martial plays centrally he can do that. And when he gets in the box, he knows how to finish.

“When he plays on the left also, he’s prepared to pick the ball up, run at people and go in behind people. That’s a massive asset in today’s football.”

United face a crunch tie against arch-rivals Liverpool this Thursday in the second leg of their Europa League last-16 tie, looking to overturn a 2-0 deficit.

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