Manchester United transfer roundup: New signing Anthony Martial remains a hot topic

by Ben Topliss

Here is the latest Manchester United transfer news and gossip.

Anthony Martial remained a hot topic of discussion following his £36m move to Man United on deadline day, with numerous figures in football having their say on the deal.

Morgan Schneiderlin and France boss Didier Deschamps both talked up the youngster, while Sky Sports reporter James Cooper insisted that United had been watching Martial for months before they made their move.

Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev revealed that United more than doubled their offer for the player in a space of a week, likely due to their desperation to add an attacker to their squad.

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Fortunately, some of that money will go to Martial’s first club, Les Ulis, and help pay for a number of expenses this season.

Meanwhile, Pedro revealed that Victor Valdes had no impact on his decision to join Chelsea over United this summer. The forward insisted that it was Jose Mourinho and the chance to live in London that instead swayed his thinking.

Finally, MailOnline’s Mike Keegan claimed that United will wait for a period before considering whether or not to offer David de Gea a new contract at Old Trafford. The keeper is currently in limbo after his proposed move to Real Madrid broke down.

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