Manchester City defender Eliaquim Mangala has warned new Manchester United signing Anthony Martial over the difficulties of adapting to life in the Premier League.
Mangala and Martial are currently in the France camp for the side’s upcoming matches against Portugal and Serbia, and Martial is expected to be thrown into the deep-end after the international break.
The Red Devils face Liverpool at Old Trafford on September 12, and reports suggest the 19-year-old could start in the much-anticipated clash.
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However, Mangala said Martial should prepare himself for a tough test in his debut season in England’s top flight.
“It is up to him to do well on the pitch,” Mangala is quoted as saying by Daily Express.
“The first season can be tough. The Premier League is a tough one – totally different and very difficult. I hope he will be well received.”
Martial became the most expensive teenager in football history after United paid an eye-catching £36m fee for the Monaco attacker.
That fee is set to reportedly rise to as much as £58m including bonuses and add-ons.
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