Anthony Martial signs for Manchester United: £36m French forward confirmed to wear No 9 shirt

Martial will be the second most expensive teenager ever

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Anthony Martial will wear the No 9 shirt at Manchester United, it has been confirmed

The 19-year-old forward completed his £36m move from Monaco before this evening's deadline. Martial's move makes him the second most expensive teenager ever, trailing only Lucas Moura who moved to Paris Saint-Germain for £44m in 2012.

Martial takes the shirt from Radamel Falcao, who left the club at the end of the season after his uneventful loan spell ended, scoring only four goals. Falcao also arrived from Monaco.

 

United captain Wayne Rooney had never heard of £36million new boy Martial, Morgan Schneiderlin has revealed.

But French midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has revealed that Rooney had to ask him about the talented striker - who he has compared to Thierry Henry.

"To be honest, yesterday [Sunday] on the plane, Wayne Rooney came to speak to me and asked me who Martial was, because the English press had started to speak," Schneiderlin is quoted as saying.

"I told him he's a great player with great potential, who has played some good matches with Monaco last season and the beginning of this.

"I told him he is technical and powerful. A little like Therry Henry, even if it's the press who are making that comparison."

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