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Thierry Henry calls Anthony Martial's move to Manchester United "weird" and a "massive gamble"


Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry says Manchester United have taken a "massive gamble" after signing striker Anthony Martial.

The Red Devils completed the £36m deal for the teenager on the last day of the summer transfer window.

And although Henry believes that the 19-year-old will have a bright future, he says it was "weird" for Manchester United to pay such a high price for a young player.

"It is a weird one for me, we're from the same town in France so I knew about him way before he want to Lyon and then Monaco," Henry is quoted as saying by Sky Sports.

"He has pace but can he score a lot of goals - I actually don't know because he has only played 52 [senior] games. There are a lot of boxes you still have to tick with him because he has played so few games.

"So it is a massive gamble but you have to do that these days, especially in the situation Manchester United are in.

"He has pace and we saw him at the Emirates last season causing trouble for the Arsenal defence [in the Champions League]. He certainly has a bright future but there is question mark is he going to perform at United?

"We saw Angel Di Maria, an established and experienced player, who couldn't make it at United but I wish him well."

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