Anthony Martial: From a ‘waste of money’ to Manchester United’s 19-year-old ‘sensation’

In-depth: Anthony Martial has gone from big-money flop to signing of the summer within three appearances for Manchester United – how good is he really?

WHAT A WASTE OF MONEY?

Three goals in 115 minutes of Premier League action has gone someway to lifting the pressure off Manchester United’s £36 million signing. After quibbling over a couple of million for Barcelona’s Pedro, Louis van Gaal and Ed Woodward went all out to get the highly rated but largely unproven French youngster from Monaco. Few expected such a sudden return on the investment.

The Martial transfer, the highest fee ever paid for a teenager before taking into account the potential add-ons which could take it to £58m, was almost universally disparaged. It epitomised United’s desperate deadline day madness, with the furore over David de Gea’s non-move to Real Madrid dominating the spotlight.

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