Photo: Man United congratulate £36m signing on France debut
Manchester United congratulate their third-most expensive signing Anthony Martial on his France debut
Manchester United have sent their congratulations to new signing Anthony Martial after the striker made his debut for France on Friday night.
The Red Devils made the 19-year-old forward their third most-expensive signing in United’s history after he moved to Old Trafford on deadline day on Tuesday.
Martial capped a special week in his blossoming career with a cameo appearance in France’s 1-0 victory over Portugal in Lisbon on Friday night.
And United posted a message for their sixth signing of the summer on their Instagram page following the first of presumably many caps for Les Bleus.
The Red Devils wrote: “Congratulations to Anthony Martial (@Martial_9) on making his debut for France, as a sub during last night’s 1-0 victory in Portugal. #mufc”
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.
The former Lyon and Monaco striker is set to wear the number nine shirt after it was vacated by Colombia flop Radamel Falcao earlier this summer.
Martial has been likened to Arsenal legend Thierry Henry in terms of his playing style, with the France legend also having played for Monaco in the early stages of his career.