Manchester United beat Chelsea and Real Madrid to sign Monaco sensation

On the last day of the deadline day, Manchester United have successfully been able to sign Monaco’s most talented youngster Anthony Martial.

Louis Van Gaal has taken great pride in the fact that they were able to convince the French team’s board despite the fact that Monaco maintained the front that Martial was not for sale.

The 19-year-old French Under-21 international signed a four-year deal with the club on transfer deadline day.

He flew to Manchester on Monday to complete his medical and sign the relevant paperwork before United announced the deal on Tuesday.

Manchester United also have the option to extend the deal for a further year and Martial will wear the No 9 shirt.

He told Manchester United’s official website: ‘I am so excited to be joining Manchester United. I have enjoyed my time at AS Monaco and I would like to thank them and the fans for everything they have done for me.

‘I have always wanted to play in the Premier League and to join the biggest club in the world is what every young footballer dreams of. I am looking forward to meeting my new team-mates and working with Louis van Gaal who has achieved so much in his career.’

Manager Van Gaal added: ‘Anthony is a naturally talented, young, multi-functional forward with great potential. We have been watching him for a while now and he has developed immensely during his time at AS Monaco.