Martial claims 2015 Golden Boy award

Manchester United forward Anthony Martial has been handed the 2015 Golden Boy award, which recognises the best young talent in European football.

The 20-year-old follows in the footsteps of Manchester City's Raheem Sterling, who claimed the accolade whilst on the books of Liverpool in 2014.

Other former winners include Wayne Rooney, Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, Cesc Fabregas, Mario Balotelli and Paul Pogba.

The award is voted for by writers from 30 newspapers across the continent and is restricted to players under the age of 21.

Martial has made 19 appearances for the Red Devils this season, scoring six times, and was also handed his France debut by Les Blues coach Didier Deschamps.

"Everyone at Manchester United would like to congratulate Anthony on this great achievement," read a statement on the club's official website.

"The quicksilver forward is the third United player to receive the award, after Wayne Rooney (2004) and Anderson (2008) – no other club has had more than one winner."

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