Anthony confirmed as a Man Utd player
Manchester United has confirmed Brazilian and former Ajax star Anthony as the fifth signing of new manager Erik ten Hag.
Anthony joins Man Utd for a fee of £81.3 million from Ajax. The Brazilian has been a long-term target for ten Hag following his appointment as the Man Utd boss.
“This is an incredible moment in my career to be joining one of the most iconic clubs in the world,” Antony told United’s official website.
“I’m thankful to everyone who has believed in me, especially my family, and all my coaches and team-mates, because I could not have got here without them.
“Playing under Erik ten Hag at Ajax was perfect for me and my development. His style of football brings out the best in me, and I am excited by what he has told me about his plans and ambitions in Manchester.
“My time at Ajax was fantastic and I will always be grateful for the trust they put in me, but now I am ready for the next challenge.
“I can’t wait to join my new team-mates and play my part in bringing success to Manchester United.”
Antony scored 31 goals and assisted 27 times in 134 club appearances for Ajax and Sao Paulo.
He joins former club-mate Lisandro Martinez and international team-mate Casemiro among the new faces at Old Trafford, with Christian Eriksen and Tyrell Malacia also signed under Ten Hag.
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