Anthony Martial will be a flop for Manchester United, says Ray Parlour

French teenager joined in £58m deal on deadline day

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Anthony Martial will struggle to live up to his massive £58m price tag at Manchester United, according to former Arsenal great Ray Parlour.

The 19-year-old, who only won his first cap for France last Friday night, joined United in the deal from Monaco on deadline day last week.

He could make his United debut against Liverpool on Saturday.

"Will Martial succeed? I look forward to seeing him play, but I think it's going to be a miss, because the money they've spent is an unbelievable amount," Parlour told Sky Sports.

"For a 19-year-old kid, he's not proven.


"If he proves to be like a Thierry Henry, which is what a lot of people are saying, then he could obviously be a great signing, but I think it is a massive gamble to take on a 19-year-old kid.

"With the money they've put out, I could be totally wrong, but I'm going to say miss on that one."


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