Even the Manchester United fans here had a bit of a snigger when the news in the Daily Mail yesterday got around that Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney didn’t know who £36m signing Anthony Martial was, and needed his compatriot Morgan Schneiderlin to fill him in.
Martial has only recently had his first call up to the senior France squad, and with only 15 goals to his name in his lowly 72 senior appearances, its easy to see why Wayne wasn’t aware of his new strike partner before this week.
However in his first interview, as reported by Goal.com, Martial has shown a distinct confidence in himself and his ability.
Martial has expressed he is not surprised Wayne Rooney had not heard of him. He also brushed aside the transfer fee – that apparently could rise to 80m euros. Exclaiming it’s between the clubs and up to him to prove he is worth the investment.
The flexible forward also said he has not damaged his chances of making the France squad for the European Championship next summer, saying he if plays as he knows he can there is nothing in his way.
Martial could be in line to make his senior international debut against Portugal on Friday. This along with his shock move to Manchester United, football fans here in the Transfer Tavern think every football fan in the world now knows who Anthony Martial is. But can he live up to expectation?
Manchester United fans. Were you aware of Martial before this transfer window? Are you backing him to be a succesful acquistion for your club? Lets us know your thoughts in the comment section below!