Anthony Martial reveals preferred playing position at Manchester United

Manchester United broke the transfer record for a teenager when they made the £36million swoop for Anthony Martial, with the French striker signing a four-year contract with the option for a fifth. The 19-year old has met the media since the move, and revealed his ideal position.

Martial told FFF: “Van Gaal asked me my preferred position. I prefer to play in the centre. He told me I could play in a number of positions.”

With him taking the #9 jersey you feel that Louis van Gaal also sees him as a striker in the long-term. However with his faith in Wayne Rooney not faltering, it looks as though Martial will probably be deployed out wide for the time being.

The central role seems to be the one he is best suited to. He is an excellent finisher and makes intelligent runs, but he also has the pace and the brain to play out wide for the time being.

Anthony Martial’s talent is clear. United beat the likes of PSG, Barcelona and Chelsea to his signature and that alone shows just how highly regarded he is.

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  1. Man Utd Club along with Woodward and LVG are just outrageous, rather spend a fortune and gamble on this Martial kid which is relatively untested but severely hyped by the media and generally cautious when Mendez is in the picture, remember the Orphan we bought which later SAF claimed that he did not see the boy before buying him…..well that’s Mendez written all over.

    We had a consistent performer, top scorer in European club (Loan) – Heriquez (21 or 22 Years Old) and we sold him for nothing in the Summer, something like under 5 Million, and Woodward goes out to buy a 19 year old for 36M + Odd On’s 22M = Up to potentially 58M……Doesn’t this just sound stupid to any rational person????? Woodward must be a real amateur being manipulated in the transfer marker by the more seasoned players, either that or there will be some serious money floating around shortly.

    • Hey mate let’s be realistic here, what do you really know about any of these players?????

      You haven’t scouted Martial

      You are aren’t a scout at Man Utd

      how many games of Angelo Henriquez career have u seen?why did no big clubs come in for him??

      Look let’s be honest here, you are just an armchair fan who thinks he knows more than Van Gaal due to fantasy football or championship manager!!! Do you honestly think you are better equipped to decide who plays for Utd?? cmon !!!!! Your taking rubbish.

      I get do tired of idiots thinking they should be our manager

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