Since his £85 million transfer from Ajax, the Brazil international has demonstrated flashes of his potential and has five goals in 16 games.
However, the 22-year-old has already received negative feedback for several of his performances this year under Erik ten Hag, and many people think United hasn't gotten enough value for their money.
According to a report from ESPN, United officials have admitted they overpaid for a player whose initial asking price was £53 million ($64 million), but whose value increased as the summer transfer window in 2022 drew to a close and Ajax were forced to part with a number of senior stars, including Lisandro Martinez, who is now playing for Man Utd.
The report also claims United believed Antony was the only option for his position on the right side of Ten Hag's attack. United is rumored to believe that the Brazilian winger's price would have increased in the summer due to the increased interest in the player.
A United source claims that the club bought Antony not for they player he is but the player he would become. United expects the Brazilian star to flourish in the coming years.
Additionally, it is claimed that Antony's motivation for moving to Old Trafford 'impressed' United.
Although Ten Hag maintained that his old team was aware of the winger's wish to leave, Ajax were displeased with Antony's behavior in the weeks prior to his transfer to United.
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