- Man Utd paid $94 million for Antony
- Antony joined the Pink Devils on a five-year contract
- The Brazilian ahead has begun coaching with Man Utd
Erik ten Hag has opened up in regards to the debut of Manchester United’s new summer time signing Antony.
Manchester United formally introduced the signing of Brazilian ahead Antony on Thursday. The Pink Devils paid round $94 million to Ajax for Antony, who joined the Outdated Trafford facet on a five-year contract.
Later within the day, Manchester United defeated Leicester Metropolis 1-0 at King Energy Stadium to safe their third straight victory within the 2022-23 Premier League. It was additionally Ten Hag and Co.’s second consecutive league win on the street.
In a post-match interview, a reporter quizzed Ten Hag about Antony’s debut. The Dutchman hinted that the 22-year-old Brazilian ahead may make his first look Sunday when the facet hosts Arsenal within the Premier League.
“We’ve got to see. Immediately he did his first coaching, particular person, after which we’ve got two staff classes and we’ll see for Sunday,” Ten Hag was quoted by Man Utd’s web site.
Ten Hag, who beforehand managed Antony at Ajax, heaped reward on the younger ahead, saying the Brazilian will convey “temperament and combating spirit” to the staff.
“After all, I’m actually excited, a very good signing. He’ll convey temperament, creativity, combating spirit and we’d like high quality in numbers within the offensive division,” mentioned Ten Hag in an interview after Man Utd’s 1-0 win at Leicester.
In the meantime, the previous Actual Madrid pair, Casemiro and Cristiano Ronaldo, didn’t begin in opposition to Leicester and got here off the bench within the second half. Ten Hag went on to substantiate that the duo is but to regain full health.
“As soon as Casemiro and Ronnie [Cristiano Ronaldo] get fitter and fitter, we’ll [have] extra contributions to offer to the staff,” added Ten Hag.
Jadon Sancho netted a objective within the twenty third minute that turned all the way down to be the one objective scored in the entire recreation Thursday. Talking of the victory, Sancho mentioned they managed to beat Leicester as a result of they “caught to the sport plan.”
“We caught to the sport plan. We knew Leicester would come out combating within the second half, and as you would see, that they had a number of probabilities in direction of the top. Leicester’s not simple however the staff caught at it, and we acquired the three factors on the closing whistle,” Sancho advised MUTV after serving to his facet win.
With the newest victory, Ten Hag’s Manchester United have climbed to fifth place within the 2022-23 Premier League desk. They’ve 9 factors from 5 video games, yet one more than arch-rivals Liverpool FC. The Pink Devils are six factors behind table-toppers Arsenal, their opponents in Sunday’s match.