Louis van Gaal: 'I signed Anthony Martial for Manchester United successor Ryan Giggs'

Untested Martial signed in massive £58m deal last week

James Orr
Thursday 10 September 2015 14:01
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Louis van Gaal speaks with Ryan Giggs as the United staff walk off the pitch
Louis van Gaal speaks with Ryan Giggs as the United staff walk off the pitch

Louis van Gaal has claimed that he signed French teenager Anthony Martial for his successor as Manchester United manager Ryan Giggs.

The Dutchman appeared to make the clam during a question and answer session at a special event last night in front of United fans.

Van Gaal's assistant Gigs was also present on the stage as they answered questions.

One supporter in attendance posted the following:

The 19-year-old, who only won his first cap for France last Friday night, joined United in a massive £58m deal from Monaco on deadline day.

After signing for United last week, Van Gaal said then: "Anthony is a talented young forward with great potential. I believe this is the club for him to continue his development."

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