Anthony Martial ‘will be a flop’ at Manchester United, says Ray Parlour

Former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour believes new Manchester United signing Anthony Martial will “be a miss” for the club because they have overspent on the teenager.

Martial moved to Old Trafford in a £58 million move on transfer deadline day, becoming the most expensive teenager in history in the process.

But Parlour has confidently predicted that United have spent far too much money on the Frenchman and, as a result, he will end up being a flop for Louis van Gaal’s side.

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“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,” Parlour told Sky Sports.

“For a 19-year-old kid, he’s not proven.

Anthony Martial (Monaco)

Anthony Martial (Monaco) – AFP

“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 on a 19-year-old kid.

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

The initial verdict on Martial may well come this Saturday as United take onLiverpool at Old Trafford.