Gary Neville backs Anthony Martial signing

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Manchester United legend Gary Neville has backed Anthony Martial to succeed at Old Trafford, claiming that he's a 'very good player'. 

In fact, the United hero, who took to Twitter last night, insisted that the price-tag of Martial wasn't the player's fault and has suggested that the youngster needs a chance to prove his credentials in Manchester. 

Martial, of course, completed his move to the Theatre of Dreams from Ligue 1 outfit Monaco yesterday afternoon in a deal worth as much as £36 million.


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And Neville is clearly excited to see the Red Devils' new recruit in action despite the huge price-tag on the player's shoulders.

The United hero tweeted: "The price for Martial is big. However it's not the boys fault and I happen to think he's a very good player. Needs a chance. He's young." 

Risky business 

Let's be honest, though, Manchester United's signing of Martial is a huge risk for the club. At the end of the day, at such a huge sum, the United hierarchy will be desperate for their investment to pay off. 

One thing's for sure, Martial is quite the talent, but he's going to need time to settle in Manchester. He's certainly got a great deal of learning to do, and he will make mistakes along the way, but he may well become one of the leading players in European football at Old Trafford.

Alongside fellow youngster Memphis Depay, Martial will no doubt prove himself in Manchester over time. Consistency may well be an issue for the club's youngsters at first, but United fans should be excited by the future. 

Manchester United fans: Do you think Martial will be handed a key role this season? Have your say below! 

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