New Man United signing: Wayne Rooney asked me who Anthony Martial is
Manchester United new-boy Morgan Schneiderlin reveals Wayne Rooney approached him to learn more about Anthony Martial
Morgan Schneiderlin has revealed that Wayne Rooney approached him to learn more about Anthony Martial as the teenager closed in on a transfer to Manchester United over the weekend.
The 19-year-old is expected to complete a big-money transfer to Old Trafford before Tuesday’s 18:00 BST deadline as Louis van Gaal moves to bolster his attacking options at the club.
Martial was allowed to travel to Manchester by France national team boss Didier Deschamps on Monday in order to complete his move.
However, it appears that United captain Rooney did not know much about the Red Devils’ latest transfer target and sought the low-down from summer signing Schneiderlin upon hearing the reports.
Schneiderlin is quoted as saying by Goal: “To be honest, yesterday [Sunday] on the plane, Wayne Rooney came to speak to me and asked me who Martial was, because the English press had started to speak.
“I told him he’s a great player with great potential, who has played some good matches with Monaco last season and the the beginning of this.
“I told him he is technical and powerful. A little like Therry Henry, even if it’s the press who are making that comparison.”
United suffered their first Premier League defeat of the season on Sunday as they were beaten 2-1 by Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium.
That result left the Red Devils on seven points after four games, level with Liverpool and Arsenal.