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Manchester United’s new £36m signing Anthony Martial will FLOP according to Arsenal legend

Arsenal legend Ray Parlour has delivered his harsh assessment of new Manchester United signing Anthony Martial.

The France international became the most expensive teenager in history when he joined the Red Devils on transfer deadline day last week for a reported fee of £36million and that figure could rise to £58million due to the add-ons agreed with Ligue 1 outfit AS Monaco [via BBC Sport].

The fee has been a major talking point among supporters, media and even former players, with Louis Saha backing his compatriot to shine in the Barclays Premier League.

However, Parlour doesn’t share the same opinion as the ex-United striker and believes Martial will struggle with the pressure of his hefty price-tag:

“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,” the former Gunners star 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.”

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

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Martial will be hoping to prove doubters such as Parlour wrong by kicking off his new career in style as he could be included in the squad to face United’s fierce rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford on Saturday evening.

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