Martial will flop at Manchester United, says Parlour

The former Arsenal midfielder insists that the former Monaco striker, who joined the club for a fee of £58 million, will struggle to live up to his huge price tag


Former England international Ray Parlour believes Manchester United have overspent on Anthony Martial and feels the ex-Monaco star will struggle to live up to the high expectations at Old Trafford.

The 19-year-old completed a £58 million move to the Premier League on transfer deadline day, becoming the most expensive teenager in history.

Parlour, though, is not convinced the Frenchman is worth the hype, and believes he will prove to be a big-money flop.

“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.

“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.”

Martial could make his United debut in Saturday’s Premier League encounter with Liverpool at Old Trafford.

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