- Anthony boldly hailed Manchester United as ‘the biggest club in England’ after completing the move to Old Trafford
- United announced Anthony’s signing on Thursday, September 1 in a deal worth 95m euros (£82m)
- The 22-year-old will be contracted at United until 2027
Manchester United’s new signing Anthony has said the chance to play for Erik Ten Hag once again was a key motivator for his move to Old Trafford.
Anthony was unveiled by the club on Thursday, September 1 after it was reported by BBC that a fee of £82m had been agreed upon with Ajax.
Moments after he was revealed in a Red shirt, the 22-year-old winger took to social media with an interesting message:
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“It's days like this that make us understand that it was all worth it, that every dream was never in vain!! Today I arrive at the biggest club in England, one of the biggest in the world and I just have to thank everyone who was part of this journey!” he said.
Anthony in numbers
Having initially joined Ajax from Sao Paolo in 2020, Anthony immediately showed potential under Erik Ten Hag.
In his 82 appearances for the Dutch giants, he managed to bag 24 goals and 22 assists, including seven in 11 Champions League appearances.
He becomes United’s fifth summer signing after the likes of Lisandro Martinez, Casemiro f, full-back Tyrell Malacia and playmaker Christian Eriksen.
The Ten Hag effect
Here is what Anthony had to say about working with Ten Hag once again:
"Playing under Erik ten Hag at Ajax was perfect for me and my development. His style of football and coaching brings out the best in me, and I am excited by what he has told me about his plans and ambitions in Manchester."