Reports are out claiming that Thierry Henry believes Manchester United’s £36million deal for French starlet Anthony Martial is a ‘massive gamble’.
The former French international says his 19-year-old countryman has considerable potential, but still has a long way to go before he can live up to the hefty price tag.
Henry told Sky Sports : “It is a weird one for me, we’re from the same town in France so I knew about him way before he went to Lyon and then Monaco,”.
“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.”