Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has described Manchester United’s deadline day move for Anthony Martial as a ‘massive gamble’, according to the Daily Mail.
The £36m swoop came as the transfer window slammed shut with the 19-year old arriving from Monaco in a mega-money move.
The teenager has drawn comparisons with the former Arsenal and Barcelona star during his short career after plying his trade at the Stade Louis II for two seasons.
Henry, now a TV pundit, believes the fee is ‘mind blowing’ for a player who has played 52 times in Ligue 1.
Now the most expensive teenager in world football, the former Lyon attacker has ‘a lot of boxes you can’t tick’ according to the World Cup winner, who believes he requires ‘games, experience and time to perform.’
Martial arrives at Old Trafford to link up with the likes of Wayne Rooney and Memphis Depay in a new look front line for the Red Devils.
‘You are not the same player that are you after 100 or 150 games from the 50 that you start with – especially as a centre forward’, claimed the Sky Sports pundit who won two Premier Leagues and three FA Cups with the Gunners.
Martial, who scored 12 times in 48 appearances with the provincial outfit last term, will now link up the French squad ahead of their international friendlies with Portugal and Serbia.
He is in line to make his debut for his new side in their clash with Liverpool on 12th September.