Louis van Gaal: Anthony Martial bought for next Man United manager
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says the Red Devils paid a ridiculous fee for Anthony Martial
Louis van Gaal says Anthony Martial was signed for the next Manchester United manager.
The Red Devils signed the 19-year-old France international in a £36m deal from Ligue 1 side Monaco on transfer deadline day last week.
Martial was Van Gaal’s most-expensive signing of the summer after the United manager snapped up seven new players.
However, the outspoken United manager has brazenly claimed that the Red Devils splashed out a ridiculous fee on the French teenager.
“It was a ridiculous amount of money, but it’s the crazy world we are in,” Van Gaal is quoted as saying by Sky Sports.
“United are routinely quoted £10m more for a player but I have not bought Martial for me. I have bought him for the next manager of Manchester United.”
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.
The United signing scored 11 goals in 52 Ligue 1 appearances for Lyon and Monaco over the past two seasons.