Higginbotham and more: Twitter reacts to reports Man United will sign Martial

Danny Higginbotham and Rodney Marsh have their say on reports Manchester United will sign Anthony Martial in £36m deal

Manchester United are reportedly closing in a £36m deal to sign Monaco teenager Anthony Martial.

According to BBC Sport, the Arsenal target has been given permission to leave the France squad to travel to Manchester to conclude a big-money switch to the Premier League.

Martial has scored eight goals in 31 Ligue 1 appearances for Monaco since the 19-year-old moved to the Principality from Lyon in 2013.

Unsurprisingly, Twitter was quick to react to the latest transfer speculation surrounding the 20-time English champions, and here is a selection of our favourite reaction from the professionals, past and present.

Former Manchester City forward Rodney Marsh can’t resist a giggle at reports of United’s big-money move for a 19-year-old uncapped French forward:

Bundesliga expert Jan Aage Fjortoft reckons Martial would be a good signing for United despite the touted fee:

Naturally, Arsenal supporter Piers Morgan has something to say about United’s speculated £36m offer for the Monaco teenager:

Finally, former United defender Danny Higginbotham is in the dark like most United supporters over the 19-year-old’s talents:

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