Louis van Gaal has acknowledged that a lot of money has been spent on Anthony Martial and that we won’t see the best of him during the Dutchman’s time as manager. He believes that Martial is one for the future and that Ryan Giggs, who Van Gaal thinks will replace him, will shine then.

Yes I spend a lot of money on Martial – but I buy him for my successor, Ryan Giggs. I have not bought Martial for me, I have bought him for the next manager of Manchester United. I feel I am introducing the next manager of Manchester United.