Thursday, 15 October 2015

Martial: I 'Snubbed' Mourinho For Van Gaal Despite Chelsea Offering More Than £36m

Chelsea offered more than the £36million Manchester United paid for teenage sensation Anthony Martial.

According to a report in France on Wednesday night, the then-Monaco starlet Martial turned down the Blues as he dreamed of a move to Old Trafford.

A tweet by CanalPlus magazine read: 'According to our information, Chelsea had proposed more money than Manchester United for Anthony Martial but the player dreamed of the Red Devils.'

Manchester United striker Anthony Martial rejected the chance to join Chelsea, according to reports in France

Martial scored against arch-rivals Liverpool within just 21 minutes of his Manchester United debut

Martial, who joined on September 1 for a fee which could rise up to a staggering £58m, has hit the ground running since joining the Old Trafford outfit.

The 19-year-old Frenchman has scored four goals in seven appearances for the Red Devils.

He impressed his new fans within minutes of his debut by scoring against United's arch-rivals Liverpool.

Louis van Gaal decided to fork out big money to sign Martial despite the fact he had only scored 13 competitive goals in his senior career.