Man United transfers: Anthony Martial has big potential, says Rio Ferdinand

Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand says Anthony Martial has big potential amid reports of £36m move

Rio Ferdinand says Manchester United target Anthony Martial has big potential amid reports of the Monaco striker moving to Old Trafford in a £36m deal.

The uncapped France forward has emerged as a surprise contender to bolster United’s attacking options as Javier Hernandez reportedly edges closer to a move to Bayer Leverkusen.

The 19-year-old scored eight goals in his last nine appearances for Monaco last season, although the teenager netted just 12 times in 46 appearances in all competitions.

However, former United defender Ferdinand appeared to endorse the Red Devils’s apparent move for the France Under-21 international on Twitter.

Martial signed a three-year deal and made his Ligue 1 debut for Les Rouges et Blancs in November 2013, nettng two league goals as the club finished runners-up to Paris Saint-Germain in the French top flight.

More: Seven things you need to know about Man United target Martial

In his two and a half seasons as a professional, Martial has netted just 13 league goals, all of which have come for Monaco and 10 of which were scored in league action

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