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01st Sep 2015

Martial’s new squad number hints that Man United won’t be signing another striker

Kevin Beirne

After the sales of Robin van Persie and Javier Hernandez – as well as the expiration of Falcao’s loan deal – Manchester United have been left low on strikers this season.

However, after handing £58m arrival Anthony Martial the coveted No.9 shirt, it looks like there won’t be any established names arriving at Old Trafford before Tuesday’s transfer deadline.

While Martial often featured as a wide player for Monaco, his squad number implies Louis van Gaal is willing to take a risk and test the youngster as a striker.

No pressure, kid…

Martial joined Monaco from Lyon for just £3m two years ago, and the latter have sent their best wishes with this photo from his time at the club.