Anthony Martial signs for Manchester United for £36million

Anthony Martial becomes the most expensive teenager and Manchester United’s 3rd biggest signing

Manchester United have bought Anthony Martial from Monaco for an massive £36million fee on a four year contract, with an option to extent by a further year. Martial becomes United’s third most expensive signing of all time, behind Angel Di Maria (£59.7million) and Juan Mata (£37.1million) and the world’s most expensive teenager in the history of football.

United have history in paying big money for youngsters, including Cristiano Ronaldo from Sporting Lisbon, Wayne Rooney from Everton, Anderson from FC Porto and Luke Shaw from Southampton. The youngster is yet to make an appearance for the French national team, but has represented Les Blues at youth level. Martial scored eight goals in 31 games last season for Monaco, who signed the player for only £4.4million from Lyon two years ago.

I am so excited to be joining Manchester United. I have always wanted to play in the Premier League and to join the biggest club in the world is what every young footballer dreams of.”
– New signing Anthony Martial

United fans will be delighted with the news that the club is again investing in young talent as the club look to bounce back from the 2-1 defeat to Swansea City on Sunday. United host Liverpool on September 12th, where Martial could well make his debut for the club. This comes with the news that David De Gea will also remain at Manchester United as his transfer to Real Madrid collapsed due to Madrid’s failure to submit the necessary paperwork in time.

Please feel free to leave your comments below. Is Anthony Martial value for money? Are you happy with United’s transfers this summer? Can United challenge for the title with this current squad?

VIDEO of Anthony Martial in action for Monaco last season

Video interview with Anthony Martial with Manchester United

Manchester United tweeting the news that Martial has signed for the club


Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville’s reaction to the signing of Martial

Announcement of Martial’s squad number

Former United striker and number 9 – Andy Cole – welcomes the new signing

5 Comments on Anthony Martial signs for Manchester United for £36million

  1. Sold Welbeck for £16mil and RVP for £4.7mil. Purchased an unpopular 19 y.o young chap who is inconsistent for £36mil. Instead of adding new central back, we offload more from the team and even reduce the number of main central forward and I mean real strikers. Trust me, Man utd will NEVER win the EPL as long as LVG is in-charge. Obviously he is destroying the world biggest club.
    Man Utd will fall behind Chelsea, Man City, Arsenal and maybe even Liverpool at the end of this season and I believe LVG will be pleased with the result.

  2. Lads, I really think you should give the boy a chance. An absolute mammoth fee – but surely, at 19, he is a developing talent and needs to be given a chance. He is highly rated by Lyon, Monaco and the FFF – its an exciting signing for United!

  3. 19 yr old stricker wt dat huge amount of money.i dnt blame dat boi bt dat stupid lvg wt bad philosophy. I even prefere hanadez dan on famous matial.

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