Antony joins Man United: Erik ten Hag’s hope
Besides, Erik ten Hag requires high pressure from the players, so Antony will be suitable for this style of play when he is also the key for Ajax to succeed in this style of play.
Antony’s arrival at United is really worth the wait.
United and Ajax have reached a €100 million deal for Antony.
The Brazilian is highly anticipated by Erik ten Hag.
After Erik ten Hag parted ways with Ajax in May, Antony said in a tribute video to his former mentor that he would always be there for the Dutch strategist if he needed to.
Indeed, now is the time for the 52-year-old coach to need a true god in the squad and Antony has arrived.
Erik ten Hag was right to expect big things from Antony’s side.
The Brazilian moved to Ajax at the age of 19. After that, he quickly became a key figure in the squad of the Dutch capital team.
Antony scored 25 goals in 82 appearances for Ajax.
The Brazilian striker’s impressive statistics helped him get into the list of the Brazilian national team.
It can be said that Antony is a very promising name, but, is 100 million Euros too high a price for this striker?
The question of whether Antony is worth the huge price is only time to answer.
However, coach Erik ten Hag knows this player well and is ready to bet on the talent born in 2000.
Gary Neville has called the Dutch football market an inaccurate one. In fact, United have paid the price for that in the past.
However, the advantage Ten Hag has is that he has worked very effectively with Antony in the past.
The 1970-born strategist identifies the Brazilian striker’s qualities and believes those skills can help him succeed in the Premier League.
Antony has played very well at Ajax, however, the 22-year-old is considered a raw gem by experts.
Last season, Antony scored 18 goals and finished behind 18 other players in the top scorer rankings.
He’s even outside the top 10 in both shots on target and chances created.