Man Utd confirm £85.5m Antony transfer as he is seen in kit for first time and reveals how Ten Hag convinced him to join | The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED new boy Antony has vowed Erik ten Hag will "get the best out of him" after his £85.5million move to Old Trafford was confirmed.

The Red Devils agreed a fee to sign him earlier in the week and today officially unveiled their new star winger.

Antony worked under Ten Hag at Ajax and revealed that the United gaffer convinced him to join when he outlined his "plans and ambitions" for the club.

The 22-year-old Brazilian informed the Dutch club of his desire to reunite with Ten Hag at Old Trafford and refused to play games as he forced through a move.

He has been pictured in a Red Devils kit for the first time, but for now his shirt number remains a mystery.

The exciting talent has penned a five-year deal, with the option of an additional 12 months.

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Speaking after joining United, he told the club website: "This is an incredible moment in my career to be joining one of the most iconic clubs in the world.

"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 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.

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"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, and I can’t wait to join my new team-mates and play my part in bringing success to Manchester United."

Meanwhile United Football Director John Murtough said: "Antony is one of the most exciting young talents in European football and has exactly the right profile for the attacking, dynamic team Erik is building. 

"We have been especially impressed by his desire to join Manchester United, and to be part of a long-term project to get the club back to the levels of performance we all expect."

The £85.5m fee Ajax could end up receiving for Antony is a Dutch-record sale.

United will pay £81.3m up front, with the possibility of a further £4.2m in add-ons.

But, unfortunately for United fans, he will not be making his debut against Leicester this evening as he has not received his visa or work permit.

Reports suggest he could be available for Sunday's clash against Arsenal at Old Trafford.

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