Gary Neville reckons Anthony Martial can be a Man Utd 'star' if he starts to utilise the flanks more
The 21-year-old was left out of the squad to face Stoke and Hull last month, but was praised by the Portuguese boss for his recent performances in training.
But Gary Neville, who was impressed by the Frenchman's performance at Old Trafford, believes he can offer United more variety down the left flank.
"On Saturday there were so many things that he did well," Neville said on Sky Sports.
Neville was impressed by Martial's performance in United's 2-0 win over Watford
"There's one area of his game that stuck out for me. His pace is incredible and you just think 'go on, go for him, go for him'. And he goes for that side-foot pass on the inside, probably three or four times, and I've seen him do it quite a bit.
"He did get his goal by making that run and cutting back inside, and he's got this off to a tee. He's good when he cuts inside, he can score goals, he can play that pass, there's just one thing he needs to work on and add to his game that I think would open up a different possibility for him and make him do so much better.
"Thinking about Thierry Henry, he had the ability to go that way [down the line] and I think he [Martial] did that once for the goal on Saturday for Mata when it was played in behind him.
"He's got the power, he's got the strength, and to me that's just that next little detail to his game that I think would give right-backs absolute nightmares, where he's looking to pass it inside and pulls it back that way and goes outside them.
Jose Mourinho praised Martial for his efforts in training following the 2-0 win over Watford
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"But he did really well, it's a good start for him in terms of the rest of the season.
"United have got a lot of games, he's going to get football and the fans love him, the manager's given him a chance, go for it. It can be the best club in the world for you to play at and make you into a star and you've just got to recognise that.
"He is a massive, massive potential talent. He could be anything he wants to be."
Up next for United is a Europa League round of 32 clash with Saint-Etienne on Thursday (8.05pm).