Ahead of the 19-year old’s move completion to Old Trafford, his countrymen has reported that the captain approached him querying him about his existence.
Martial was granted a leave from the France international team to fly to England to complete his move with the English club.
The deal is worth up to €80m and he is expected to be confirmed at Old Trafford before the close of the English transfer window on Tuesday.
“To be honest, yesterday [Sunday] on the plane, Wayne Rooney came to speak to me and asked me who Martial was, because the English press had started to speak,” Schneiderlin told reporters at France’s training base at Clairefontaine.
“I told him he’s a great player with great potential, who has played some good matches with Monaco last season and the the beginning of this.
“I told him he is technical and powerful. A little like Therry Henry, even if it’s the press who are making that comparison.”