Anthony Martial Officially Completes Manchester United Transfer from Monaco

James Dudko@@JamesDudkoFeatured Columnist

MONACO - AUGUST 25: Anthony Martial of Monaco in action during the UEFA Champions League play off round 2nd leg between AS Monaco and Valencia CF at Stade Louis II on August 25, 2015 in Monaco. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)
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Manchester United confirmed the deadline-day signing of AS Monaco forward Anthony Martial on Tuesday.

Martial will reportedly set United back €60 million (£44.1 million) plus €20 million (£14.7 million) in bonuses, according to RMC (h/t Get French Football). Sky Sports reported the Red Devils will initially pay at least £36 million for his services.

Martial was granted leave from the French football squad by the French Football Federation (h/t GFF) on Monday to complete the switch. 

It's clear United need a striker. The Red Devils have managed just three goals in four Premier League matches and struggled during a 2-1 defeat to Swansea City on Sunday.

Afterward, Gary Neville, a Sky Sports Super Sunday analyst and ex-United defender, implored his former club to recruit a new forward: "They've got one striker. I'm not classing [Marouane] Fellaini as a striker. They've got one striker in Wayne Rooney."

It seems manager Louis van Gaal already had his plans in place.

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