Arsenal legend tips Man United signing Anthony Martial to flop

Former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour doesn't expect Anthony Martial to be a success at Manchester United

Anthony Martial won’t be a hit at Manchester United, according to Arsenal legend Ray Parlour.

The Red Devils signed the 19-year-old France international in a £36m deal from Ligue 1 side Monaco on transfer deadline day last Tuesday.

It is a massive gamble to take on a 19-year-old kid

Ray Parlour

Martial was Louis van Gaal’s most-expensive signing of the summer after the United manager snapped up seven new players.

Former Arsenal midfielder Parlour isn’t convinced that Martial will prove a hit after his princely transfer fee.

“Will Martial succeed? I look forward to seeing him play, but I think it’s going to be a miss, because the money they’ve spent is an unbelievable amount,” Parlour told Sky Sports.

“For a 19-year-old kid, he’s not proven.

“If he proves to be like a Thierry Henry, which is what a lot of people are saying, then he could obviously be a great signing, but I think it is a massive gamble to take on a 19-year-old kid.

“With the money they’ve put out, I could be totally wrong, but I’m going to say miss on that one.”

Martial won his first France cap in a 1-0 victory over Portugal in Lisbon on Friday night after he came on as a second-half substitution.

The teenager could make his United debut in their clash against bitter rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford on Saturday evening.

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The United signing scored 11 goals in 52 Ligue 1 appearances for Lyon and Monaco over the past two seasons.

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