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Man United agree £36.2m deal to sign French forward Anthony Martial

Old Trafford side to welcome in AS Monaco starlet.

Man United have agreed a deal to sign AS Monaco forward Anthony Martial according to Le Parisien.

Louis van Gaal’s side have looked toothless up front in Premier League action and the Dutch manager has seemingly moved to resolve the problem with a big-money bid for teenager Martial.

Man United have scored just three goals in their opening four Premier League fixtures and have used Wayne Rooney in a central striking role thus far this term and in domestic action the England international has been found wanting.

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Anthony Martial is considered one of the hottest young properties in European football and is already into his third season in the AS Monaco first-team set-up and has made a dozen appearances for the French Under 21 international side and is on the fringes of a senior call-up.

Van Gaal opted to allow Robin van Persie to join Turkish side Fenerbahce and had attempted to usher in Javier Hernandez to boost his central attacking complement but the Mexican hasn’t impressed.

Anthony Martial moved to the principality from Lyon in June 2013 and with AS Monaco failing to secure a Champions League berth it appears the Ligue 1 side have opted to cash-in on the forward.

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