Louis van Gaal admits the fee paid by Manchester United for French teenager Anthony Martial was "ridiculous" but that the purchase was made with the club's next manager in mind.
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And the Dutchman hinted his current assistant Ryan Giggs will be the man to benefit from the arrival of the 19-year-old, who cost an initial £36m in a deal which could eventually rise to around £58m, from Monaco.
Speaking to an audience of executive United season ticket holders at Lancashire County Cricket ground, Van Gaal said: "It was a ridiculous amount of money, but it's the crazy world we are in.
"United are routinely quoted £10m more for a player but I have not bought Martial for me. I have bought him for the next manager of Manchester United."
And sitting alongside Giggs, who made over 800 appearances for United during a 24-year career, Van Gaal added: "And I feel I am introducing the next manager of Manchester United."