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Eliaquim Mangala on Martial: “He’ll need to be protected”

Manchester City’s central defender Eliaquim Mangala spoke about Anthony Martial’s transfer to Manchester United at a France press conference yesterday.

He had the following to say:

“He will be looked at differently. The way in which he will be protected and sheltered will be vital. He must concentrate on football. The rest, the millions, it is another thing, that is the world of football. We cannot expect him to carry Manchester United, but he can become a great attacker. For a defender, the Premier League demands that you adapt because the attackers are very aggressive. For the attackers, they, they are used to aggressive defenders, I think he will adapt more easily.”

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