London - Manchester United's teenage forward Anthony Martial
showed impressive maturity to pick himself up from conceding a first-half
penalty against CSKA Moscow on Wednesday before going on to score the
equaliser, said Morgan Schneiderlin.
United started the Champions League game well but fell
behind on 15 minutes after Martial was correctly adjudged to have hand-balled
in the penalty area.
Roman Eremnko's spot-kick was palmed onto the post by David
de Gea but Seydou Doumbia was on hand to put CSKA ahead.
Martial, who joined United for a reported 36 million pounds
($55.70 million) on the final day of the transfer window and has scored five
times in nine appearances, did not let the penalty decision get to him and
equalised in the second half.
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"He didn't let his head down because that can happen to
anyone," said team mate Schneiderlin. "Anthony scored a great goal
and after that we pushed on but we could not score the second goal, which was a
The 1-1 draw in Moscow left United on four points from three
games in Group B, two behind leaders Wolfsburg. CSKA also have four points,
while PSV Eindhoven are a point further back.
Schneiderlin acknowledged that United had to be more
creative in possession and said that while they were disappointed not to get
the win it was more important not to come away from Moscow with nothing.
"We could have played a bit more direct sometimes, but
we know that we can improve because we need to create a bit more," the
"It's a bit of mixed feelings. With the game we wanted
to take the three points but in the Champions League it is a marathon, not just
about one game," he added.
"It is difficult because we wanted to come here to win,
but the most important thing was to not leave here without any points."
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