Manchester United's new signing Anthony Martial admits it is"normal" if Wayne Rooney did not know he was, but has vowed to prove his worth at Old Trafford.
When reports of United's interest emerged on Sunday, captain Rooney turned to Martial's fellow Frenchman Morgan Schneiderlin in an attempt to learn about the prospective signing.
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PARIS -- France will host Russia next year in a friendly at the Stade de France as part of their preparations for the 2016 European Championship.
It will be the sixth meeting between the two nations, their first since a goalless draw in 2002. The game will be played on March 25, four days after France travel to the Netherlands in another friendly.
As hosts, France are automatically qualified for Euro 2016 and must rely on friendly matches to get ready for the tournament.
Didier Deschamps's team play...
On his way to Clairefontaine on Monday morning -- an hour's drive south of Paris -- to meet the France squad for the first time in his career, 19-year-old Anthony Martial drove past Les Ulis, the little town where he grew up on the outskirts of the French capital.
From the motorway, he could see the big housing projects that form the town where, as a kid, he used to play football for hours on the concrete with his mates. Patrice Evra and Thierry Henry are also from there. And, surely, on the...
Lyon and France attacker Nabil Fekir says it is flattering to be compared to players like Lionel Messi and Arjen Robben.
Fekir, 22, was voted Ligue 1's Young Player of the Year last season after an outstanding first full campaign that saw him chalk up 13 goals and nine assists.
His form led former France international Bernard Lacombe, advisor to Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas, to compare him to Barcelona and Bayern Munich stars Messi and Robben.
Fekir did a good impression of both players last...