Arsene Wenger isn't known for his zeal in the transfer market. Despite the rampant dealings of his rivals, the Arsenal boss made only one first team signing this season, with goalkeeper Petr Cech moving to The Emirates from Chelsea.
According to the agent of Man Utd's new goal machine Anthony Martial, Wenger passed up an opportunity to sign the Frenchman, as he saw him as a winger rather than an out and out striker.
Martial has scored four goals for United already this season and is statistically the Premier League's most clinical finisher.
Agent Philipe Lamboley said "Anthony is a true modern centre-forward who can play a part. I am surprised by the analysis of Arsene Wenger, who has apparently been following him since he was a teenager.
"In football, there are those who follow players and those who buy them."
Wenger may have been put off by Martial's price tag. Van Gaal is understood to have worked out a transfer deal which could rise to as much as £58m depending on the player's progress. Judging by the early signs however, it's a risk that could be about to pay off for United.