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Manchester United edged out Barcelona to secure signing of striker

MartialAfter a sensational transfer deadline day for the boozy Red Devils in the Transfer Tavern, it left a fair few of the punters in here scratching their heads a bit – poking fun at the United faithful after some questionable last minute bids!

One of these audacious bids that came off was the £36 million transfer that saw the Old Trafford outfit land young French teenager, Anthony Martial.

A player who has yet to prove himself in a major European league, and before Tuesday was unknown to most of the lads in this pub! With the fee having the potential to rise to £58 million with add-ons, many in the football world have been criticising Ed Woodward for this outrageous move!

However, today the Daily Mail are reporting news that the United fans are welcoming with open arms! They are saying that United paid such a high fee in order to stave off interest from Barcelona, as well as numerous other European super clubs!

Does this make you feel better United fans? Or have you still over paid? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!

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