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Sir Alex Ferguson defends Anthony Martial price tag

Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson joked on Monday that Anthony Martial`s explosive start to life in English football proved the club were right to break the bank for him.

Sir Alex Ferguson defends Anthony Martial price tag

London: Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson joked on Monday that Anthony Martial`s explosive start to life in English football proved the club were right to break the bank for him.

United reportedly paid an initial fee of £36 million ($55 million, 49 million euros) to Monaco for the 19-year-old French striker, which it is thought could rise to £58 million.

United manager Louis van Gaal said the price was "ridiculous", but with Martial having netted three times in his first two league games -- including a fine debut goal against Liverpool -- Ferguson feels he is proving his worth.

Asked at an event to promote his new book, `Leading`, Ferguson, who retired in 2013, was asked if the fee United had paid for Martial was ridiculous and replied: "Not at the moment it`s not!" 

From Zee News

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