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Anthony Martial handed Manchester United No.9 shirt

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Manchester United have handed new signing Anthony Martial the No.9 shirt at Old Trafford, the club have confirmed on Twitter. 

The forward, who has signed a four-year deal with the Red Devils, has taken on the shirt which was vacated by Colombian forward Radamel Falcao at the end of last season.

Martial, who is only 19-years of age, has become British football's most expensive ever teenager at £36 million, and will now be hoping to prove his credentials in Manchester sooner rather than later. 

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United fans, of course, have seen a number of attacking stars depart the club throughout the course of the summer, with the likes of Javier Hernandez, Robin van Persie, Angel di Maria and, of course, Falcao having moved on to pastures new. 

The signing of Martial, though, will no doubt excite the Manchester United faithful, with the Frenchman recognised as one of the most exciting young forwards in Europe. 

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Exciting quartet

Perhaps, then, Louis van Gaal will now line up with the quartet of Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata, Memphis Depay and Martial, as the club go in search of success this season. 

Of course, in Memphis and Martial, the Red Devils have two exciting young players, who may well be in need of time to prove their credentials in Manchester. Perhaps, though, the established duo of Rooney and Mata can help the club's new-boys shine at the Theatre of Dreams. United's new No.9 will certainly be hoping to hit the ground running. 

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