Manchester United are one of the most successful football clubs in England. They have won 13 English Premier League titles, 12 FA Cups, and 5 League Cups. Despite all their past achievements, United have been quite disappointing in recent years. The last time they won a trophy was in 2017, when they beat Ajax in the UEFA Europa League final. This year, they have turned to the same team to sign their best player; Antony.
Antony signed with Ajax in 2020, and has been a standout player for the club. He mostly plays on the right wing for Ajax. What makes him a player to fear will be his skills and dribbling. The tricks he pulls out the hat are truly magical and they really show that he is indeed a Brazilian. People often know Brazilian players to be skillful and display flair in their game. One example we all know is Neymar Jr.
Antony’s first training session with Manchester United ✅ pic.twitter.com/DC6NxZPyL0
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Once the young star joined, Man Utd’s new manager, Erik ten Hag, immediately put him on the starting lineup against Arsenal a couple of weeks ago. The decision came as a shock to many as he was just a new player and had only been present with the team for a single training session. Moreover, a legend, Cristiano Ronaldo was sitting on the bench for four games in a row.
Antony signed for Man Utd in a $95 million deal to leave Dutch club Ajax
In the game, Antony proved he was worth every penny of his $95 million transfer fee. In the 35th minute, Antony slotted the ball home in the bottom left corner past Aaron Ramsdale. United’s another young star Marcus Rashford assisted the goal. The new signing’s goal brought Old Trafford on its feet and lit the entire place up.
That game, ten Hag subbed Antony off for Cristiano Ronaldo, the same player who the new signing spoke about recently. In an interview with Man Utd, Antony revealed how it was like to share the dressing room with football’s finest.
The 22-year-old said, “Words can’t describe Cristiano, the best in the world. In just a few days, I’ve learnt a lot from him. He has an extraordinary mind and, whenever I talk to him, I take a lot from it.” Despite recent rumors, Ronaldo is still one of the best strikers in the league. Even on a bad day, he could score a couple of goals.
With his experience, CR7 is looking to help the youngsters around him to improve their game. Antony seems to be one of them. The young player has a bright future ahead and will be looking to learn the secrets of the trade from the greatest striker of all time.
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