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Wayne Rooney had to Google me before I arrived at Manchester United, says Anthony Martial

It’s a sign of how far Anthony Martial had flown under the radar that Wayne Rooney had to find out who he was when news emerged of Manchester United’s interest in the teenager last summer.

Rooney approached Martial’s French compatriot Morgan Schneiderlin for information during United’s flight back from Swansea in August, and filled in the gaps on Google.

Nine months on, everyone knows Martial. Sitting down at United’s Carrington training ground, very much part of the furniture and looking forward to an FA Cup final in his first season in England, he smiles about the Rooney tale.

Anthony Martial arrives with his Manchester United team-mates at their hotel in Wembley on Friday afternoon

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