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Van Der Sar Speaks Of A Vibrant Premier League Winger Who's On The Rise: He Left Ajax In The Summer

Aside from the defensive midfield and central defence, Ten Hag was eager to strengthen United's right wing, filling the void Mason Greenwood had left. After considering the various options on the table, the Dutch tactician was forced to choose between Antony and Cody Gakpo.

He opted for an £85 million swoop for Antony, whom he had been "sharpening" at Ajax since 2020. The Antony signing has been beneficial for United thus far, with only an injury limiting his progress in recent weeks. The Brazilian has three goals in six league games. Ajax CEO Edwin Van Der Sar has spoken out about Antony's Manchester United transfer, admitting that the 22-year-old is worth every penny United paid for him.

"Still young, still potential," Van der Sar told The Athletic, as per Metro.

"We would have liked to keep him here one year longer—there was not a dire need to sell him; we had money in the bank—but the fee got so high.

"We challenged United to go as far as possible. They have a potential world star."

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