Wenger’s hesitance was believed to be the reason why Manchester United were able to complete a deal for Martial during the summer, capturing him for a fee which could potentially rise to £58million.
If Martin Skrtel and Virgil van Dijk can count themselves among those floored by the impact Martial has made, his United start has not shocked anybody at former club Monaco.
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“They said they would not sell him and I thought they were not in any need to sell and would maintain their word”.
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“We let him go with the bonus of €30 million. Had it not been for so much money, he’d have stayed”.
Anthony Martial has been a sensation since signing for Manchester United on deadline day. It is good for him, because it was not obvious, everything that was said, everything that happened.
Depay and Martial have both impressed at United since their respective moves from PSV and Monaco and Schweinsteiger is ready to help both attackers make the most of their careers.
Neville expressed his surprise at how quickly Martial has adapted to the rigours of the Premier League in the wake of United’s 3-0 win over Sunderland – a victory that left them top of the table.
It has silenced a few people. He’s doing it now in a club at another level so it is easier to pay attention to his performances.
Monaco could end up receiving as much as £58million for the striker, but becoming the most expensive teenager of all time appears to have added little pressure on Martial.
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