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Wayne Rooney backs Anthony Martial to be success at Manchester United

Wayne Rooney is confident that Anthony Martial will live up to expectations at Manchester United following his £36m move from Monaco on transfer deadline day.

Wayne Rooney has backed teammate Anthony Martial to be a success at Manchester United.

The 19-year-old Frenchman moved to United from Monaco for a fee in excess of £36m on transfer deadline day.

Manager Louis van Gaal was criticised for spending such a large sum of money on the teenager, but Rooney is confident that his new strike partner will fit in at Old Trafford.

"It's been well documented I haven't seen that much of him to be honest, so I can't really say too much on him," Rooney is quoted as saying by the London Evening Standard.

"I saw him last season against Arsenal where he had a fantastic game, so hopefully he'll be a great signing for us.

"He's got a lot of ability from what I've seen and I'm sure he'll be a good player for us."

Martial made his debut for France when he came off the bench in his side's 1-0 friendly win over Portugal on Friday.


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Manchester United's Dutch manager Louis van Gaal smiles ahead of the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Newcastle United at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on August 22, 2015
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